Supply Chain

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

FEATURED

Oct. 05, 2017

AAFA Joins Others in Commenting on Uzbek Cotton Situation

AAFA joined several other organizations in commenting on the Uzbek government decision to recall university students and some health and education workers from forced labor in the cotton fields.

Oct. 20, 2017

Retail Community Joins Together to Launch U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition

Today, organizations representing America’s most recognized retail brands, suppliers and Main Street businesses, announced the launch of the U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition.

Oct. 17, 2017

AAFA Sends Letter Applauding Announcement by Cambodian Government

AAFA sent a letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen applauding this week’s announcement around steps towards more open and transparent processes to protect and respect worker rights in Cambodia. The letter also asks for further progress to resolve

Oct. 05, 2017

AAFA Joins Others in Commenting on Uzbek Cotton Situation

AAFA joined several other organizations in commenting on the Uzbek government decision to recall university students and some health and education workers from forced labor in the cotton fields.

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. Urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

FEATURED

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.

State-Specific Resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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Nov. 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Government Relations Committee Meeting November 2017

On November 14, we will meet to discuss pending trade and commercial matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/14/2017 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Environmental Committee Fall 2017 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: New York, NY

11/29/2017 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 30, 2017 08:30 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Fall 2017 Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: New York, NY

11/30/2017 8:30:00 AM

Dec. 12, 2017

Government Relations Committee December Conference Call

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Dec. 14, 2017 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee December Conference Call

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

12/14/2017 3:00:00 PM

Jan. 16, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee January Conference Call

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

1/16/2018 3:00:00 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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Webinars

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Nov. 2, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: Commerce/BIS Study Results on Footwear

This webinar will share a few preliminary findings from a Commerce/BIS study related to footwear.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/2/2017 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 9, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: Regulatory Compliance Across the Product Life Cycle

This webinar will share how to implement risk management techniques throughout the product life cycle.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/9/2017 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 14, 2017 11:00 AM

Webinar: Preparing for Higg 3.0-What You Need To Know & Do

This webinar will provide a preview of Higg 3.0 and an overview of the updates related to general sustainability initiatives.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/14/2017 11:00:00 AM