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

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Sep. 22, 2021

AAFA Praises Expansion of Global Vaccine Donation

AAFA praises today’s announcement from the White House promising to double U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines and calls for support of hard-hit Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Sep. 23, 2021

AAFA Sends Letter to USTR Urging Tariff Relief

AAFA sent a letter to Ambassador Tai urging immediate relief from the Section 301 tariffs to help American businesses survive the shipping crisis..

Sep. 23, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Tariff Relief - Shipping Crisis Threatens American Companies

AAFA sends letter to Katherine Tai - USTR requesting relief from the Section 301 tariffs that are remnants of the Trump administration’s trade war and that are directly threatening the survival of thousands of businesses.

Sep. 22, 2021

AAFA Praises Expansion of Global Vaccine Donation

AAFA praises today’s announcement from the White House promising to double U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines and calls for support of hard-hit Vietnam and Bangladesh.

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

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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

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Sep. 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 30

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

9/30/2021 12:00:00 PM

Oct. 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 31

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

10/7/2021 12:00:00 PM

Oct. 13, 2021 09:00 AM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2021

The Board of Directors meeting will take place in New York on October 13

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

10/13/2021 9:00:00 AM

Oct. 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 32

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

10/14/2021 12:00:00 PM

Oct. 19, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 69

Member-only call on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

10/19/2021 1:00:00 PM

Oct. 19, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee October Conference Call 2021

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

10/19/2021 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Sep. 30, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Meaningful Worker Engagement through Voice Tool Integration

Join QIMA, a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, and Ulula, one of QIMA’s expert partners on Worker Voice technology, to learn how

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/30/2021 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 14, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Why RFID is the Foundation for all Retail Technology

This webinar will focus on the key technologies retailers are investing in, and why inventory accuracy enabled by RFID is critical enabler to these in

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/14/2021 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.

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