Supply Chain & Sourcing

AAFA galvanizes the industry to build upon strong supply chain and sourcing commitments – including the highest ethical and responsible standards – so that members, consumers, workers, and the environment will thrive.

Tools & Resources

FEATURED

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

CSR Guidance: Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

THREADS Protocol

The THREADS Sustainability and Social Responsibility Protocol identifies core tenets that will enable policymakers to develop practical, workable, and effective regulatory proposals.

CSR Guidance: Health & Safety in Denim Finishing

A robust set of guidelines to assist denim finishing facilities in providing a safe and healthy work environment that prevents accidents, injuries, and illnesses at their facilities.

CSR Guidance: Myanmar

In light of the February 1 coup in Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma), AAFA has published guidance for members sourcing from Myanmar. This resource is now available to the industry at large.

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

Sourcing in New Countries

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

Events

Global Supply Chain and Trade Conference, June 4-5, Portland, OR
H T M Lgrid Tiles

Apr. 16, 2024 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2024

Celebrate Fashion’s Future! AAFA is proud to team with the CFDA Foundation for the seventh consecutive year as our exclusive charity beneficiary.

TOPICS: Trade, Brand Protection, Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

4/16/2024 6:00:00 PM

Apr. 18, 2024 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-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

4/18/2024 12:00:00 PM

Apr. 23, 2024 01:00 PM

Product Safety Council Monthly Call

Please join the monthly AAFA Product Safety Council calls to discuss the latest product safety and chemical management issues facing the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/23/2024 1:00:00 PM

Apr. 25, 2024 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-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

4/25/2024 12:00:00 PM

May 1, 2024 11:00 AM

AAFA Monthly Member-Only Shipping Roundtable

Learn and discuss the latest transportation and logistics issues affecting the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

5/1/2024 11:00:00 AM

May 6, 2024 05:30 PM

2024 Government Contractors Conference

Join the GCC in Valley Forge, PA.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: King of Prussia, PA

5/6/2024 5:30:00 PM

CSR Partnership with WRAP

Meet AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)! Here you’ll access the tools and research reports we’ve developed in partnership to provide AAFA members with actionable guidance to move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.

News

FEATURED

Apr. 15, 2024

Industry Presses Progress on Overdue GSP Renewal

AAFA expressed its support for renewal of GSP, applauding the GSP Reform Act introduced today.

Apr. 15, 2024

Industry Presses Progress on Overdue GSP Renewal

AAFA expressed its support for renewal of GSP, applauding the GSP Reform Act introduced today.

Apr. 11, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for 16 Year AGOA Renewal

AAFA applauds Senators Chris Coons and James Risch for introducing the AGOA Renewal and Improvement Act of 2024.

Apr. 05, 2024

Joint Association Statement on New DHS Textile Trade Enforcement

AAFA, RILA, NRF, and USFIA publish joint statement on the new DHS textile trade enforcement

Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Apr. 25, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Succeeding with Supply Chain Due Diligence

Simplify data collection to manage risk and compliance across global regulations.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/25/2024 2:00:00 PM

May 9, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Red Points Hosts Meta for a Social Media Trend Conversation

Discover trends in counterfeit products & protect your brand on social media. Get insights from Meta & Red Points.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/9/2024 2:00:00 PM

May 16, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: The Role of Responsible Sourcing in the Apparel Industry

The role of sustainable materials and responsible sourcing in achieving sustainability goals for the apparel industry.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/16/2024 2:00:00 PM

May 30, 2024 02:00 PM

Virtual Training: Social Compliance Risks with WRAP

Join WRAP's President & CEO Avedis Seferian and the AAFA's  Nate Herman as they review non-compliance findings from social audits conducted in major s

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM

Learning Center

AAFA offers its recorded events, webinars, and lunch and learn programs on-demand for your convenience. Covering a range of innovative concepts and successful business practices, these recordings provide intelligence and action items to help your business succeed.

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