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. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

Jul. 02, 2019

AAFA Submits Post Hearing Comments to Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 Tariffs

AAFA submitted post-hearing comments to the Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 tariffs.

Jun. 24, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments Supporting Spandex Exemption

AAFA submitted comments to the CPSC, providing further evidence to support an exemption for spandex from federal flammability testing regulations.

Jun. 20, 2019

AAFA Sends Letter to NY Governor on Flawed Chemical Management Bill

AAFA sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging a veto of a flawed chemical management bill.

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. Urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and 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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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.

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.

State-Specific Resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

Events

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July 26, 2019 11:30 AM

AAFA Member-Only Conference Call on China Uighur Issue

AAFA off-the-record discussion on Uighur issue in China’s northwest Xinjiang Province

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/26/2019 11:30:00 AM

Aug. 6, 2019 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee Summer 2019 Meeting

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

8/6/2019 12:30:00 PM

Aug. 8, 2019 08:00 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Summer 2019 Meeting

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

8/8/2019 8:00:00 AM

Aug. 13, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee August 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

8/13/2019 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 10, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations 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

9/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee September Conference Call 2019

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

9/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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July 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Transparency & Collaboration Make a Better Tomorrow

Visibility between retailers, brands and suppliers pave the way to more effective decisions, improved trust and increased consumer confidence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/24/2019 2:00:00 PM

July 25, 2019 11:30 AM

Briefing: The Cotton Campaign & The Roadmap on Uzbek Cotton

Learn more about the Cotton Campaign’s roadmap on Uzbek cotton.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/25/2019 11:30:00 AM

Aug. 1, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Discovering Microplastics

The topic of microplastics and possible pollution challenges will be discussed to keep you informed on the latest regulations, test methods, and more.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/1/2019 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 15, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: The Tariff Impact on Safety & Compliance

This webinar will explore the tariff landscape, and how to secure your product safety, chemical management, labor rights and compliance systems throug

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/15/2019 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 10, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Childrenswear Safety Testing for the EU Market

UL will dive into a detailed explanation of the different types of small parts tests that can be performed on children's clothing. We will also co

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/10/2019 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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