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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Oct. 06, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Expresses Concern of Irreparable Harm by Delaying COVID Relief Package

AAFA expressed surprise and dismay at the announcement by President Donald Trump today that he has instructed his representatives to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election.

Oct. 15, 2020

AAFA/Others Express Concerns on Uyghur Legislation

AAFA joined with a wide swath of the business community in sending a letter to Senators expressing concerns regarding two House-passed bills – the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210) and the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R. 6270).

Oct. 11, 2020

AAFA Reiterates Importance of CBTPA as President Extends Program to 2030

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed the signing of the "Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act" by President Trump this weekend.

Oct. 07, 2020

Multi-Association Response to New York Times Report on DLA Contract Awards

Associations voice concern by New York Times report indicating that certain medical gown awardees who received multi-million dollar contracts may not have the proper capabilities and proficiencies.

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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Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 27

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

10/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

Nov. 5, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 28

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

11/5/2020 12:00:00 PM

Nov. 10, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 56

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

11/10/2020 1:00:00 PM

Nov. 11, 2020 02:00 PM

AAFA Transportation Group Call on Holiday Shipping Season

Join AAFA’s Transportation Group for a member-only call on the holiday shipping season and growing concerns over delays during this critical time.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

11/11/2020 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 12, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 29

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

11/12/2020 12:00:00 PM

Nov. 17, 2020 01:00 PM

Virtual: Environmental Committee Fall 2020 Meeting

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

11/17/2020 1:00:00 PM

Webinars

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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

Nov. 12, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: What the Election Results Mean for Your Business

Join AAFA for a detailed analysis of the November 3 election and its impact on the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/12/2020 2:00:00 PM

Dec. 2, 2020 08:00 PM

Virtual Event: Executive Think Tank 2020

Always held in Hong Kong, this program will take place virtually at a convenient time for our friends in Asia.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/2/2020 8:00:00 PM

Feb. 9, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar

Save the dates!

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/9/2021 1:00:00 PM

Apr. 14, 2021 02:00 PM

Virtual Event: Government Contracts Committee Meeting 2021

Join the GCC virtually over two days this Spring!

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/14/2021 2:00:00 PM

May 25, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual Event: Global Supply Chain & Trade Conference 2021

Join us virtually on May 25 and 26!

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/25/2021 1:00:00 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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