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.

News

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Apr. 22, 2022

Earth Day 2022 Statement

AAFA has joined forces with other leading organizations to unify the fashion industry’s efforts in accelerating transformative change to address the climate crisis.

May. 17, 2022

AAFA Testifies Before the ITC on U.S. FTZs

AAFA testified today before the International Trade Commission (ITC) existing policies impacting the competitiveness of U.S. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ’s) and their impact on AAFA members.

May. 11, 2022

AAFA Submitted Comments to New York legislature on S.6291/A.7063

AAFA Submitted Comments to NY legislature on S.6291/A.7063: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of PFAS substances in common apparel.

May. 03, 2022

AAFA Signs Letter to Congress to Renew GSP

AAFA joined 270 signers in a letter to Congressional Leadership with recommendations for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) reauthorization in the Bipartisan Innovation Act.

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

FEATURED

Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

Industry Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Traceability, transparency, and circularity aren’t just goals for the future. As our efforts accelerate, the following organizations and programs are making a difference today and every day.

Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

Supplier Resource Hub

The Supplier Resource Hub houses case studies, white papers, special articles, and more as developed by AAFA supplier members.

AAFA Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers 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.

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.

AAFA/WRAP Guidance for the Safe Factory Operations

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

Events

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May 17, 2022 02:00 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

5/17/2022 2:00:00 PM

May 18, 2022 02:00 PM

AAFA Member-Only 10th Roundtable on the Shipping Crisis

AAFA will facilitate a discussion of best practices to address the shipping crisis.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

5/18/2022 2:00:00 PM

May 20, 2022 01:00 PM

AAFA Member Only CBP Webinar Briefing

Join us for a member only briefing to review CBP’s IP enforcement procedures.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

5/20/2022 1:00:00 PM

May 23, 2022 02:00 PM

Environmental Committee Monthly Conference Call

Please join us for monthly AAFA Environmental Committee calls to discuss the latest environmental sustainability issues facing the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

5/23/2022 2:00:00 PM

May 24, 2022 10:00 AM

Trade Policy Committee May 2022 Meeting

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

5/24/2022 10:00:00 AM

May 26, 2022 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 18

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

5/26/2022 12:00:00 PM

Webinars

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June 2, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: Driving Chemical Management for textiles

The three industry partners will share insights into their part of the collaboration and how they work hand-in-hand to provide ongoing support to Walm

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/2/2022 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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