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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Jul. 23, 2020

Joint Association Statement on Supply Chains and Xinjiang

As an industry representing thousands of brands and retailers, ensuring that forced labor does not exist in our supply chains is a key priority.

Jul. 23, 2020

Joint Association Statement on Supply Chains and Xinjiang

As an industry representing thousands of brands and retailers, ensuring that forced labor does not exist in our supply chains is a key priority.

Jul. 22, 2020

Consumers at Risk from Fraudulent Advertising on Internet and Social Networking Platforms

AAFA and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) issue report detailing the growing incidence of fraudulent advertising and counterfeits on popular social networking platforms.

Jul. 10, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Consistent, National Face Mask Guidelines

AAFA today requested that the administration institute federal facemask guidelines to assist retail stores as the country continues efforts to safely reopen.

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. 3, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 20

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

9/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 8, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 48

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/8/2020 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 8, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy 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

9/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 15, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 49

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/15/2020 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 17, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 21

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

9/17/2020 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 22, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 50

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/22/2020 1:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Aug. 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Webinar: U.S. Government Xinjiang Sanctions & the Impact on Industry

Learn how the new U.S. government sanctions on XPCC over the Uyghur/Xinjiang issue can impact you and your company

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/17/2020 11:00:00 AM

Aug. 20, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: The Challenges of Importing Textiles and Apparel

This webinar will discuss the importance of control and visibility to overcome common supply chain challenges such as quality issues and defects.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/20/2020 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 25, 2020 01:00 PM

Virtual: Global Supply Chain & Trade Conference

Join us August 25 - 27 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM ET, each day for this virtual program!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/25/2020 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 17, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Fashion Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: Mitigate the Risks

SgT will share three practices that helped US leading fashion brands and e-commerce players mitigate their supply chain risks in this ‘new-normal’.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/17/2020 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 1

Join episode 1 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/28/2020 10:00:00 AM

Sep. 30, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Driving Performance to Ace New Heights in the Golf Category

Join this webinar to discover how Acushnet, parent company of leading golf brands enhanced its operations, visibility and more by implementing a PLM.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/30/2020 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 2

Join episode 2 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/5/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 3

Join episode 3 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/12/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 4

Join episode 4 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/19/2020 10:00:00 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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