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

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Jul. 20, 2018

AAFA CEO Comments on President's Proposal to Add Tariffs to all Imports from China

American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Rick Helfenbein provided the following comment, following President Trump’s statement that he is prepared to impose new punitive tariffs on all $500 billion of U.S. imports from China:

Jul. 20, 2018

AAFA CEO Comments on President's Proposal to Add Tariffs to all Imports from China

American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Rick Helfenbein provided the following comment, following President Trump’s statement that he is prepared to impose new punitive tariffs on all $500 billion of U.S. imports from China:

Jul. 10, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Group CEO Reacts to Trump Administration Escalation of Trade Dispute with China

President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, indicated that the American consumer is being targeted by the Trump administration’s decision to escalate tensions by identifying an additional $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from

Jun. 29, 2018

AAFA Expresses Concern over Situation in Nicaragua

AAFA joined other organizations and brands in expressing concern over the situation in Nicaragua.

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

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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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July 26, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/26/2018 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 7, 2018 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee Summer 2018 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: Seattle, WA

8/7/2018 12:30:00 PM

Aug. 9, 2018 08:00 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Summer 2018 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: Seattle, WA

8/9/2018 8:00:00 AM

Sep. 5, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee September 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

9/5/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee September 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

9/20/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 27, 2018 09:30 AM

AAFA Footwear Workshop

Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Lawrence, MA to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Lawrence, MA

9/27/2018 9:30:00 AM

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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Aug. 2, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Managing Brand Success in an Unpredictable World

The apparel and footwear industry is constantly evolving. Join this webinar to learn about future trends and opportunities for gains in market share.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/2/2018 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 22, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Managing Transportation Security Risks

Join this webinar and hear how to take a proactive approach in leveraging supply chain risk intelligence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/22/2018 2:00:00 PM