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.

Service Providers: Supplier Connection Hub

The Supplier Connection Hub houses pre-recorded Solution Sessions, case studies, white papers, and more as developed by AAFA supplier members.

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.

Events

AAFA Executive Summit, Washington DC, March 6-8, 2024
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Mar. 6, 2024 08:30 AM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting March 2024

The Board of Directors Meeting will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on March 6, 2024

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

3/6/2024 8:30:00 AM

Mar. 12, 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

3/12/2024 3:00:00 PM

Mar. 13, 2024 12:00 PM

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

3/13/2024 12:00:00 PM

Mar. 13, 2024 02:00 PM

Environmental Committee Monthly Call

Please join us for monthly AAFA Environmental Committee calls to discuss the latest environmental sustainability issues facing the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

3/13/2024 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 19, 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

3/19/2024 1:00:00 PM

Mar. 21, 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

3/21/2024 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

Feb. 08, 2024

Global Coalition Aligns Around Safeguarding Red Sea Commerce

AAFA, IAF, and more than 100 additional signatories from all corners of the globe send letter for global support in protecting commerce via the Red Sea.

Feb. 21, 2024

AAFA Urges Senate to reconfirm FMC commissioner Bentzel

AAFA joined 118 other industry groups in urging the Senate to reconfirm Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Carl Bentzel for another term.

Feb. 09, 2024

AAFA Concerned CPSC eFiling Rules Conflict with Established Policy

AAFA commented on CPSC's proposal to update requirements for certificates of compliance, flagging concerns the proposal conflicts with established CPSC enforcement policy for adult apparel.

Feb. 08, 2024

Global Coalition Aligns Around Safeguarding Red Sea Commerce

AAFA, IAF, and more than 100 additional signatories from all corners of the globe send letter for global support in protecting commerce via the Red Sea.

Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Mar. 14, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Building a Care Economy for Women at Industrial Parks

Children's Place, Plan International, and USAID highlight a care-driven model to empower women in industrial parks while boosting ESG goals.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/14/2024 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 21, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Microfibers in the Fashion Industry

Navigating microplastic pollution in the apparel industry. Learn about research, regulations, and innovative solutions.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/21/2024 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 28, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: The EU Forced Labor Ban

What companies can expect and how to prepare for the EU Forced Labor Ban.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/28/2024 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 11, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Enhancing Xinjiang Forced Labor Risk Assessments

Discover how you and your organization can more efficiently and effectively detect Xinjiang forced labor risk in your global supply chains.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/11/2024 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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