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As the voice of the apparel and footwear industry, we work tirelessly to showcase and protect the important jobs we create in the U.S. and around the world. Learn what’s going on in the industry by keeping up with our news and advocacy efforts.

Browse our most recent press releases, letters & comments, press highlights. To view past Weekly Briefs, please visit the Weekly Brief Archive.

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Jan. 30, 2018

AAFA Announces Fashion Visionaries to Receive American Image Awards

The American Apparel & Footwear Association announced the prestigious 2018 American Image Awards Fashion Maverick honor will go to Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, the founders of Mansur Gavriel.

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Feb. 13, 2018

AAFA Praises Passage of GSP Renewal Legislation in House

AAFA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for approving H.R. 4979, which extends the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program until December 31, 2020, and covers tariffs paid since the program expired at the end of 2017.

TOPICS: Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 12, 2018

AAFA Sends Key Vote Letter To House Urging Yes Vote on GSP

AAFA sent a "Key Vote" letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging a "Yes" vote on final passage of legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 8, 2018

AAFA Comments on Foreign Country Intellectual Property Rights Practices

AAFA submitted comments in response to a request by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) detailing industry concerns with foreign country intellectual property rights practices.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 7, 2018

AAFA Joins Forces with WRAP on Corporate Social Responsibility Priorities

The American Apparel & Footwear Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) to become AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 5, 2018

AAFA Supports Vermont Chemical Reporting Schedule

AAFA submitted a letter to the Vermont Department of Health supporting the draft rule, which created a two-year retroactive reporting schedule for Chemicals of High Concern in Children's Products.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 5, 2018

AAFA Urges Quick Confirmation of CPSC Nominees

AAFA joined several other trade associations in urging quick confirmation of CPSC nominees.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM