Tools & Resources

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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CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

H T M L Grid

May 4, 2017

AAFA Education Foundation Schools

Students from these schools are eligible to compete for scholarships under AAFA’s contributions to the Fashion Scholarship Fund

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AMAAFA Education Foundation Schools

Apr. 28, 2021

Brand Protection Tips: Dupe Influencers on Social Media

AAFA’s first-ever report on the concerning trend among a small but fast-growing pool of influencers – dupe influencers – promoting counterfeit apparel, footwear, and accessories on social media platforms.

TOPICS: Anti-counterfeits, Brand Protection, Trademarks, Intellectual Property

TYPE: Tools & Research

4/28/2021 12:00:00 AMBrand Protection Tips: Dupe Influencers on Social Media

Nov. 1, 2022

Brand Protection Tips: Fighting Fakes While Shopping Online

Hazards like illegal chemicals in a product, missing safety mechanisms, and poor construction standards are good reasons to avoid counterfeit products. Access this checklist for making more informed decisions when shopping via online third-party mark

TOPICS: Counterfeits, Brand Protection, Trademarks, Intellectual Property

TYPE: Tools & Research

11/1/2022 3:35:07 PMBrand Protection Tips: Fighting Fakes While Shopping Online

Sep. 29, 2022

Brand Protection Tips: Fraudulent Advertising Online

Access this joint report by the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) in coordination with AAFA, which explores the emerging risk of fraudulent advertising online and how to combat it.

TOPICS: Counterfeits, Brand Protection, Trademarks, Intellectual Property

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 9:29:49 AMBrand Protection Tips: Fraudulent Advertising Online

Oct. 3, 2022

Coronavirus Checklist

AAFA has assembled the following checklist of procedures, for consideration, based upon what fellow AAFA members are deploying to address Coronavirus (COVID-19).

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/3/2022 4:03:30 PMCoronavirus Checklist

Oct. 3, 2022

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/3/2022 4:03:31 PMCOVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

Oct. 22, 2018

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/22/2018 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Sep. 29, 2022

CSR Guidance: Corporate Social Responsibility Benchmarking Survey

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, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 9:50:12 AMCSR Guidance: Corporate Social Responsibility Benchmarking Survey

May 19, 2021

CSR Guidance: Eradicating Forced Labor

AAFA/WRAP member-only guidance to help members establish and implement policies to identify and eliminate any form of forced labor in their supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/19/2021 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Eradicating Forced Labor

May 12, 2022

CSR Guidance: Global Due Diligence/Disclosure Regulations

These resources help AAFA members understand the growing due diligence regulatory landscape and disclosure requirements.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2022 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Global Due Diligence/Disclosure Regulations

Sep. 29, 2022

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:06:59 AMCSR Guidance: Health & Safety in Denim Finishing

Jan. 24, 2018

CSR Guidance: International 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, Social Responsibility, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

1/24/2018 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: International Minimum Wage Matrix

Sep. 29, 2022

CSR Guidance: Joint Disclosure for UK and Australia Modern Slavery and CA 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, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:09:28 AMCSR Guidance: Joint Disclosure for UK and Australia Modern Slavery and CA Transparency Laws

Feb. 10, 2021

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 available to non-members by request. Please contact membership@aafaglobal.org.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

2/10/2021 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Myanmar

Mar. 21, 2018

CSR Guidance: North Korea

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: Customs, Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: North Korea

June 8, 2022

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

May 11, 2020

CSR Guidance: Social Compliance Guidance for Non-CSR Personnel

A joint publication by AAFA and WRAP to assist non-CSR personnel with social auditing.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/11/2020 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Social Compliance Guidance for Non-CSR Personnel

Mar. 14, 2022

CSR Guidance: Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

3/14/2022 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Ukraine Dashboard

Nov. 29, 2018

CSR Guidance: Working Hours Best Practices

This Working Hours Best Practices resource is a joint publication between AAFA and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) to address excessive working hours.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Working Hours Best Practices

Jan. 15, 2021

CSR Guidance: Xinjiang Resources

Access tools developed for AAFA members to help you stay informed and engaged on the rapidly evolving, critical CSR issues related to Xinjiang.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility

TYPE: Tools & Research

1/15/2021 12:00:00 AMCSR Guidance: Xinjiang Resources

July 17, 2017

Environmental Resource: Environmental and Sustainability Benchmarking Survey

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: Sustainability, Environmental, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMEnvironmental Resource: Environmental and Sustainability Benchmarking Survey

May 4, 2017

Environmental Resource: ESG Industry Initiatives

Traceability, transparency, and circularity aren’t just goals for the future. As our efforts accelerate, the following organizations and programs are making a difference today and every day.

TOPICS: Sustainability, Environmental, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AMEnvironmental Resource: ESG Industry Initiatives

May 29, 2017

Labeling Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions

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

TOPICS: Labeling, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLabeling Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions

Sep. 29, 2022

Labeling Guidance: Mandatory Labeling Requirements

AAFA's International Apparel & Footwear Labeling Matrix provides a general overview of the mandatory labeling requirements for adult apparel and footwear in 47 countries.

TOPICS: Labeling, Supply Chain, Trade, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:29:33 AMLabeling Guidance: Mandatory Labeling Requirements

Sep. 29, 2022

Labeling Guidance: U.S. Rules, Regulations, and Guides

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.

TOPICS: Labeling, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:34:10 AMLabeling Guidance: U.S. Rules, Regulations, and Guides

Apr. 25, 2017

Made in USA Directory

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

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

4/25/2017 12:00:00 AMMade in USA Directory

Sep. 29, 2022

Market Statistics: Apparel

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

9/29/2022 10:43:12 AMMarket Statistics: Apparel

Sep. 29, 2022

Market Statistics: Footwear

ShoeStats is a comprehensive source of statistics on the U.S. footwear market containing detailed information on imports, retail prices, consumption and domestic production.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:42:31 AMMarket Statistics: Footwear

Sep. 29, 2022

Market Statistics: Legwear Imports

Released by the U.S. International Trade Commission and compiled by AAFA.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:37:10 AMMarket Statistics: Legwear Imports

May 4, 2017

MOU Partners

AAFA has forged Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with strategic partners around the world to collaborate on reducing trade barriers, sharing best practices, and promoting innovation on behalf of our members.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AMMOU Partners

Sep. 29, 2022

Product Safety Guidance: Chemical Management at the State Level

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Environmental, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:38:01 AMProduct Safety Guidance: Chemical Management at the State Level

Sep. 29, 2022

Product Safety Guidance: Drawstrings Requirements, Definitions, and Regulations

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

TOPICS: Product Safety, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:38:48 AMProduct Safety Guidance: Drawstrings Requirements, Definitions, and Regulations

Sep. 29, 2022

Product Safety Guidance: Product Recalls in Apparel and Footwear

The AAFA Product Recall List includes information from The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), European Commission, and Health Canada. This member-only tool is a running list of apparel and footwear product recalls.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:39:28 AMProduct Safety Guidance: Product Recalls in Apparel and Footwear

May 16, 2017

Product Safety Guidance: Restricted Substances List

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.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/16/2017 12:00:00 AMProduct Safety Guidance: Restricted Substances List

May 5, 2017

Product Safety Guidance: Restricted Substances List and Proposition 65

AAFA has compiled a Proposition 65 specific RSL to serve as a guide to the lowest limits on certain chemicals for products in the fashion and fashion accessories industry.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Environmental, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/5/2017 12:00:00 AMProduct Safety Guidance: Restricted Substances List and Proposition 65

Sep. 29, 2022

Product Safety Guidance: U.S. PFAS Regulations

As U.S. states ban and restrict Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), AAFA has published a member-only resource comparing PFAS regulations with data by state including: the prohibition, the TF/TOF Limit, the effective date, and more.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Environmental, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 12:00:00 AMProduct Safety Guidance: U.S. PFAS Regulations

Feb. 15, 2018

Proposition 65: 2018 Warning Label Update

The AAFA Proposition 65 Warning Label Guidance provides AAFA members with details on the update to California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65), effective August 30, 2018.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMProposition 65: 2018 Warning Label Update

Sep. 29, 2022

Proposition 65: 60-day Notice Filings

This member-only tool highlights the 60-day notices filed for apparel and footwear products under California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The list of chemicals regulated by Prop 65 is updated annually and currently regulates about 800 chemicals.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:42:29 AMProposition 65: 60-day Notice Filings

Nov. 1, 2018

Proposition 65: Product Safety Protocol

The Proposition 65 Best Practices resource gives AAFA’s recommendations on how to approach Prop 65 in your product safety protocol.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMProposition 65: Product Safety Protocol

Oct. 1, 2018

Selling in New Countries

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: Labeling, Product Safety, Brand Protection, Customs, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMSelling in New Countries

Feb. 3, 2022

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.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

2/3/2022 12:00:00 AMService Providers: Supplier Connection Hub

Sep. 29, 2022

Sourcing in New Countries

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility, Trade, Traceability

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:46:55 AMSourcing in New Countries

May 12, 2017

Testing Standards: Hosiery, Legwear, Socks

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

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AMTesting Standards: Hosiery, Legwear, Socks

Sep. 29, 2022

Testing Standards: Reasonable Guidelines for Testing Children's Products

AAFA's Reasonable Testing Guidance serves as a guideline for the regulated community within the apparel and footwear industry to explain key elements of the testing and certification of children's products.

TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

9/29/2022 10:48:19 AMTesting Standards: Reasonable Guidelines for Testing Children's Products