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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Sep. 17, 2020

AAFA Testifies During Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar testified today as part of the House Ways and Means, Trade subcommittee hearing on “Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang.”

Sep. 17, 2020

AAFA Testifies Before House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Xinjiang

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar’s testimony (as prepared for delivery) at the September 17, 2020 House Ways and Means Committee Trade Subcommittee hearing on “Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang.”

Sep. 17, 2020

AAFA Testifies During Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar testified today as part of the House Ways and Means, Trade subcommittee hearing on “Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang.”

Aug. 25, 2020

AAFA Urges Ports of LA/Long Beach to Address Growing Chassis Issue

AAFA urges Ports of LA/Long Beach to provide incentives to avoid chassis crunch during the critical holiday season.

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. 18, 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

9/18/2020 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

Sep. 24, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee 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

9/24/2020 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 24, 2020 01:30 PM

Virtual: AAFA Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2020

The Board of Directors will meet virtually via Zoom

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

9/24/2020 1:30:00 PM

Sep. 29, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 51

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/29/2020 1:00:00 PM

Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee 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

10/1/2020 12:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Sep. 29, 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

9/29/2020 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. 15, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Achieving Responsible Sourcing At Scale: A Practical Guide

Transparency-One will share best practices for planning and implementing a successful responsible sourcing program.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/15/2020 2:00:00 PM

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

Oct. 29, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Smart Clothing Security

During this webinar, UL will give an overview on smart clothing, discuss the security regulations for IoT devices and how to verify IoT security claim

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/29/2020 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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