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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May. 13, 2019

AAFA Deems New Tariffs Catastrophic for the U.S. Economy

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is severely disappointed by the Trump administration’s decision to propose further tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of U.S. imports from China today.

May. 23, 2019

AAFA Sends Letters to Bangladesh Government and Trade Association

AAFA sent letters to the Bangladesh government and private sector expressing concern over actions against workers and the future of worker safety.

May. 15, 2019

AAFA Testifies in New York City to Oppose Proposed Fur Ban

AAFA testified in opposition to a proposed New York City fur ban

May. 13, 2019

AAFA Deems New Tariffs Catastrophic for the U.S. Economy

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is severely disappointed by the Trump administration’s decision to propose further tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of U.S. imports from China today.

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.

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.

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.

Events

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June 4, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June 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

6/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

June 27, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June 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

6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 9, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

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. 7, 2019 08:00 AM

AAFA Traceability Seminar

This program delivers business solutions, resources, and initiatives to keep to people and the environment safe through supply chain transparency.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

8/7/2019 8:00:00 AM

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

Webinars

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June 13, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Sustainable Procurement Programs and ISO20400

BSI will cover the ISO20400 standard and why it can help you in your Corporate Social Responsibility journey.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/13/2019 2:00:00 PM

June 19, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Social Compliance Across New Sourcing Countries

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) will explore the social compliance landscape in newly emerging sourcing destinations.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/19/2019 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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