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.

Tools & Resources

FEATURED

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

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

CSR Guidance: Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

THREADS Protocol

The THREADS Sustainability and Social Responsibility Protocol identifies core tenets that will enable policymakers to develop practical, workable, and effective regulatory proposals.

CSR Guidance: Health & Safety 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.

CSR Guidance: Myanmar

In light of the February 1 coup in Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma), AAFA has published guidance for members sourcing from Myanmar. This resource is now available to the industry at large.

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

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

Sourcing in New Countries

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

Events

Traceablity and Sustainability Conference, The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI, July 23-24
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June 18, 2024 01:00 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

6/18/2024 1:00:00 PM

June 27, 2024 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-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

6/27/2024 12:00:00 PM

July 9, 2024 11:00 AM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/9/2024 11:00:00 AM

July 9, 2024 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee Monthly Call

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

7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM

July 10, 2024 11:00 AM

AAFA Monthly Member-Only Shipping Roundtable

Learn and discuss the latest transportation and logistics issues affecting the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

7/10/2024 11:00:00 AM

July 11, 2024 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-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

7/11/2024 12:00:00 PM

CSR Partnership with WRAP

Meet AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)! Here you’ll access the tools and research reports we’ve developed in partnership to provide AAFA members with actionable guidance to move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.

News

FEATURED

May. 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

May. 30, 2024

AAFA Submits CBP Comments on Copyrights and Trademarks

On behalf of its member companies, AAFA provided comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding feedback to the agency’s current information collection activities as it relates to copyrights and trademarks.

May. 22, 2024

AAFA Recommends Science-Based, Regulatory Process for PFAS in Defense Contracting

AAFA joined with nearly 20 other trade association to urge Members of Congress to oppose measures in the annual defense policy bill that would circumvent scienced-based principles involvement in PFAS procurement.

May. 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

Webinars

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June 20, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Optimizing Apparel Supply Chains with AI: A Practical Guide

Explore the transformative potential of AI in enhancing supply chain operations within the apparel and footwear industries.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/20/2024 2:00:00 PM

June 27, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Catalyst for Change | Supply Chain Reset

Insights to evolving US industry challenges and explore necessary changes for brand & retailer success.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/27/2024 2:00:00 PM

July 11, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Prepare Now: Packaging and Textile EPR in the US

Prepare for upcoming US Extended Producer Responsibility deadlines for packaging data reporting, as well as potential requirements for textiles.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/11/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 1, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Passing the Smell Test: Science-Based Odor Management

Optimize performance and build brand loyalty with science-based methods for odor management, detergent effectiveness and sustainability.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/1/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 15, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Integrating Local ESG Risks Into Global Supply Chain Mgmt.

Insights and lessons from the global A&F industry: How to address dynamic local ESG risks consistently and efficiently.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/15/2024 2:00:00 PM

Learning Center

AAFA offers its recorded events, webinars, and lunch and learn programs on-demand for your convenience. Covering a range of innovative concepts and successful business practices, these recordings provide intelligence and action items to help your business succeed.

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