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

FEATURED

Mar. 26, 2021

AAFA Applauds Bipartisan Support for PPP Extension Act of 2021

AAFA welcomed today's passage of the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which will extend the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period beyond the March 31, 2021 sunset date.

Apr. 14, 2021

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass DRIVE Safe Act

AAFA joined dozens of organization in urging Congress to pass the DRIVE Safe Act, which would address the current trucker shortage gripping the country by safely expanding the pool of drivers available.

Apr. 08, 2021

AAFA and USIBC Sends Letter to Indian Government Regarding New Footwear Laws

AAFA and the U.S.-India Business Council sent a joint letter to India’s Bureau of Indian Standards regarding new laws that will negatively impact global footwear companies.

Mar. 26, 2021

AAFA Applauds Bipartisan Support for PPP Extension Act of 2021

AAFA welcomed today's passage of the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which will extend the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period beyond the March 31, 2021 sunset date.

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!

VIEW KEY ISSUES

Tools & Research

FEATURED

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

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Apr. 15, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 12

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

4/15/2021 12:00:00 PM

Apr. 20, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 67

Bi-weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/20/2021 1:00:00 PM

Apr. 22, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 13

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

4/22/2021 12:00:00 PM

Apr. 29, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 14

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

4/29/2021 12:00:00 PM

May 6, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 15

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

5/6/2021 12:00:00 PM

May 11, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Trade Policy May Committee Meeting 2021

Discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

5/11/2021 1:00:00 PM

Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Apr. 20, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Part III: Webinar: Recapping Biden’s First 100 Days

Join AAFA’s Policy Team for part three of this three-part AAFA member-only webinar series.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/20/2021 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 29, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Benefits of Mapping Your Supply Chain

This webinar will provide insights into how and why brands should establish a supply chain mapping practice to achieve greater traceability.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/29/2021 2:00:00 PM

May 13, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Determining Polyester Filling Performance and Traceability

IDFL will discuss the relationship of polyester filling with product performance, the traceability process, and a quick review of the US labeling and

TOPICS: S.T

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/13/2021 2:00:00 PM

May 20, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Forced Labor: Guidance in an Era of Enhanced Due Diligence

This webinar will launch the new AAFA/WRAP guidance on addressing forced labor issues as part of supply chain due diligence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/20/2021 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.

VIEW ALL REQUESTS