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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Jun. 15, 2021

Biden Urged to Act on Shipping Crisis to Protect U.S. Economy

Apparel, footwear, and retail business leaders concerned that inaction will drastically limit store inventory, hampering back-to-school and holiday shopping.

Jun. 15, 2021

AAFA Urges President Biden to Address the Shipping Crisis

AAFA urges President Biden to take immediate steps to end the shipping crisis to protect the U.S. economy, the U.S. apparel and footwear industry, our 4 million American workers, and others harmed by the ripple effects.

Jun. 15, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Welcomes Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs

AAFA welcomes USTR announcement to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories.

Jun. 15, 2021

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Fix Trucker Shortage

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.

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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June 23, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Environmental Committee June Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Not Specified

6/23/2021 1:00:00 PM

June 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 22

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

6/24/2021 12:00:00 PM

June 28, 2021 03:00 PM

Preventing the Next Shipping Crisis - A Legislative Approach

Learn about legislative proposals that could help to end the current shipping crisis and avert the next one.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

6/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

June 30, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Social Responsibility Committee June Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Not Specified

6/30/2021 1:00:00 PM

July 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 23

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

7/8/2021 12:00:00 PM

July 13, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee July 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

7/13/2021 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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June 24, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Aritzia Discusses Their Success Factors

Join AAFA for a discussion with Aritzia on success factors that continue growth, even under exceptional circumstances.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/24/2021 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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