Tools & Research

Staying compliant and competitive in the global marketplace is key to growth and success. We’re proud to offer best-in-class research and reporting tools to AAFA members.

Check out some of our most popular reports, including Restricted Substances List (RSL), and our member-only reports ApparelStats & ShoeStats, labeling guidance, and country profiles. 

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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.

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May 12, 2017

AAFA Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery, and Sock Testing

The Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery, and Sock Testing establishes testing standards for the industry and its lab partners.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 12, 2017

AAFA Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery, and Sock Testing

The Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery, and Sock Testing establishes testing standards for the industry and its lab partners.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Mar. 21, 2018

AAFA North Korea Guidance

Guidance on how to address U.S. sanctions against imports made in whole or in part with North Korean labor. Recent sanctions impact many parts of your company – sourcing, customs compliance, social compliance, legal, purchasing, and accounting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Mar. 21, 2018

AAFA North Korea Guidance

Guidance on how to address U.S. sanctions against imports made in whole or in part with North Korean labor. Recent sanctions impact many parts of your company – sourcing, customs compliance, social compliance, legal, purchasing, and accounting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2019

ApparelStats

An annual statistical report on the apparel industry, ApparelStats provides consistent detailed updates related to production, imports, exports, consumption, employment, trade by price line, and consumer expenditures.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:37:19 PM

Sep. 7, 2018

ApparelStats

An annual statistical report on the apparel industry, ApparelStats provides consistent detailed updates related to production, imports, exports, consumption, employment, trade by price line, and consumer expenditures.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/7/2018 9:47:26 AM

Nov. 6, 2017

Best Practices for Defending Against Parasite Brands

Understand the key steps to fight “parasite brands” and see how one AAFA brand battled its parasites in China.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 6, 2017

Best Practices for Defending Against Parasite Brands

Understand the key steps to fight “parasite brands” and see how one AAFA brand battled its parasites in China.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 12, 2017

Best Practices to Avoid Copyright Infringement

The following guidelines should help defend against frivolous lawsuits.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 12, 2017

Best Practices to Avoid Copyright Infringement

The following guidelines should help defend against frivolous lawsuits.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

June 12, 2017

Best Practices to Dealing with Demand Letters

For members who, despite their best efforts, have received a demand letter or a cease and desist letter, here are steps that should be taken in your defense.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

6/12/2017 10:53:23 AM

May 22, 2019

Best Practices to Dealing with Demand Letters

For members who, despite their best efforts, have received a demand letter or a cease and desist letter, here are steps that should be taken in your defense.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:32:04 PM

Oct. 22, 2018

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 22, 2018

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 1, 2018

Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 1, 2018

Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2019

CPSC Recalls Running List

This member-only tool is a running list of apparel and footwear product recalls filed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and includes product recalls dated back to 1974.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:35:58 PM

May 24, 2018

CPSC Recalls Running List

This member-only tool is a running list of apparel and footwear product recalls filed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and includes product recalls dated back to 1974.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/24/2018 3:25:35 PM

Aug. 8, 2018

CSR Benchmarking Survey Reports

The AAFA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Benchmarking Survey Report provides AAFA member companies with a barometer of how its company's CSR programs compare to the rest of the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

8/8/2018 11:56:57 AM

May 22, 2019

CSR Benchmarking Survey Reports

The AAFA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Benchmarking Survey Report provides AAFA member companies with a barometer of how its company's CSR programs compare to the rest of the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:29:33 PM

May 4, 2017

Endorsed Schools and Universities

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 4, 2017

Endorsed Schools and Universities

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 17, 2017

Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey Report

The report is meant to provide AAFA member companies with a barometer of how their environmental sustainability programs compare to the rest of the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 17, 2017

Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey Report

The report is meant to provide AAFA member companies with a barometer of how their environmental sustainability programs compare to the rest of the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2019

Factory Audit Training/Checklist

AAFA and the RILA developed this training tool and checklist template to help responsible sourcing teams become familiar with QA, QC, Sourcing, and other functions that are in factories on a regular basis with basic social compliance issues.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:39:53 PM

May 26, 2017

Factory Audit Training/Checklist

AAFA and the RILA developed this training tool and checklist template to help responsible sourcing teams become familiar with QA, QC, Sourcing, and other functions that are in factories on a regular basis with basic social compliance issues.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/26/2017 4:21:38 PM

Dec. 18, 2018

Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers 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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Dec. 18, 2018

Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers 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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2019

International Apparel & Footwear Labeling Matrix

AAFA's International Apparel & Footwear Labeling Matrix provides a general overview of the mandatory labeling requirements for adult apparel and footwear in 37 countries.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:35:37 PM

May 26, 2017

International Apparel & Footwear Labeling Matrix

AAFA's International Apparel & Footwear Labeling Matrix provides a general overview of the mandatory labeling requirements for adult apparel and footwear in 37 countries.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/26/2017 4:16:30 PM

Jan. 24, 2018

International Apparel and Footwear Minimum Wage Matrix

This matrix was created to help members navigate international minimum wage requirements. Information ranges from official minimum wage in local currency (as of January 2019) and maximum working hours to the expected timeline for the next increase.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

Jan. 24, 2018

International Apparel and Footwear Minimum Wage Matrix

This matrix was created to help members navigate international minimum wage requirements. Information ranges from official minimum wage in local currency (as of January 2019) and maximum working hours to the expected timeline for the next increase.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2019

International Drawstrings Requirements Comparison Chart

The AAFA International Drawstrings Requirements Comparison Chart provides a broad examination of varying global drawstring requirements, definitions, and regulations.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:32:43 PM

May 26, 2017

International Drawstrings Requirements Comparison Chart

The AAFA International Drawstrings Requirements Comparison Chart provides a broad examination of varying global drawstring requirements, definitions, and regulations.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/26/2017 4:16:37 PM

May 22, 2019

Joint Disclosure Guide: Meeting the UK Modern Slavery & California Transparency Laws

AAFA has created a comprehensive guide for AAFA members to assist them in complying with both the letter and spirit of each law.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/22/2019 5:39:14 PM

May 26, 2017

Joint Disclosure Guide: Meeting the UK Modern Slavery & California Transparency Laws

AAFA has created a comprehensive guide for AAFA members to assist them in complying with both the letter and spirit of each law.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/26/2017 4:19:37 PM

May 29, 2017

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 29, 2017

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

Apr. 25, 2017

Made in USA Directory

Explore our list of members with U.S. manufacturing capabilities.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

4/25/2017 12:00:00 AM