Supply Chain & Manufacturing

As the industry’s source for supply chain compliance, AAFA helps you stay ahead of sustainability and social responsibility matters, chemical management, transportation and logistics, and more.

News

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Jul. 27, 2021

AAFA Calls on U.S. to Increase Vaccine Distribution to Partner Countries

AAFA continued efforts to support the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in a letter to President Biden today - highlighting the difficulties COVID-19 has caused in partner countries.

Jul. 27, 2021

AAFA Urges Equitable Global Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

AAFA conveys the importance of the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in a letter to President Joseph R. Biden today..

Jul. 27, 2021

AAFA Urges Emergency COVID-19 Response Actions in Vietnam

AAFA sends letter to Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính to support efforts to fight the pandemic, which has seen recent increases in the southern part of the country.

Jul. 27, 2021

AAFA Calls on U.S. to Increase Vaccine Distribution to Partner Countries

AAFA continued efforts to support the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in a letter to President Biden today - highlighting the difficulties COVID-19 has caused in partner countries.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing supply chain issues for our industry today. NEW! Ask your representatives to support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus relief. We also have letters to urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and to show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

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COVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

The AAFA team is dedicated to providing you with timely coronavirus (COVID-19) resources to help protect your teams, your consumers, and your supply chains.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

U.S. Labeling Resources

Below is a list of helpful links to the relevant rules, regulations, and guides available for labeling apparel, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories for the U.S. market.

Restricted Substance List (RSL)

This RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

Events

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Aug. 10, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee August Conference Call 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/10/2021 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 11, 2021 02:00 PM

Briefing: Protecting Migrant Workers in Your Supply Chain

Learn about one brand's approach to protecting migrant workers in their supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

8/11/2021 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 26

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/12/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 2, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 27

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/2/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 9, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 28

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/9/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 14, 2021 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call September 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/14/2021 2:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Aug. 19, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Vera Bradley’s Covid-19 Digital Transformation Journey

A panel discussion and case study on Vera Bradley’s Covid-19 digital transformation journey including the lessons forward-thinking retailers can lever

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/19/2021 2:00:00 PM

Request for Comments

Before the government implements changes to various compliance processes, agencies often solicit comments, offering industry opportunities to provide feedback on the impact of proposed rule or process changes. AAFA provides comments on behalf of the industry. We also encourage you to submit comments directly. Here is where we share the requests for comments by agency and by deadline.

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