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.
This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.
May 4, 2017
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
Dec. 9, 2022
This resource, launched in December 2022, tracks key legislative dates and comment periods for member input. Current topics range from international deforestation and GHG emissions disclosures to Notorious Markets and Tariffs.
TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Counterfeits, Brand Protection, Supply Chain
Apr. 28, 2021
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
Nov. 1, 2022
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
Sep. 29, 2022
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.
Oct. 3, 2022
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
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
Dec. 7, 2021
AAFA & WRAP have provided this guidance as an issue-spotting tool for social compliance due diligence.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Social Responsibility
Oct. 22, 2018
Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.
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.
May 19, 2021
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.
May 12, 2022
These resources help AAFA members understand the growing due diligence regulatory landscape and disclosure requirements.
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.
Jan. 24, 2018
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
AAFA has created a comprehensive guide for AAFA members to assist them in complying with both the letter and spirit of each law.
Feb. 10, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 21, 2018
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
June 8, 2022
This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.
May 11, 2020
A joint publication by AAFA and WRAP to assist non-CSR personnel with social auditing.
Mar. 14, 2022
This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.
Nov. 29, 2018
This Working Hours Best Practices resource is a joint publication between AAFA and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) to address excessive working hours.
Jan. 15, 2021
Access tools developed for AAFA members to help you stay informed and engaged on the rapidly evolving, critical CSR issues related to Xinjiang.
July 17, 2017
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
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.
May 29, 2017
A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.
TOPICS: Labeling, Supply Chain
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
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
Apr. 25, 2017
Explore our list of members with U.S. manufacturing capabilities.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Manufacturing
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.
ShoeStats is a comprehensive source of statistics on the U.S. footwear market containing detailed information on imports, retail prices, consumption and domestic production.
Released by the U.S. International Trade Commission and compiled by AAFA.
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.
AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.
TOPICS: Product Safety, Chemical Management, Environmental, Supply Chain
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
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
May 16, 2017
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
May 5, 2017
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
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
Feb. 15, 2018
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.
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.
Nov. 1, 2018
The Proposition 65 Best Practices resource gives AAFA’s recommendations on how to approach Prop 65 in your product safety protocol.
Oct. 1, 2018
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
Feb. 3, 2022
The Supplier Connection Hub houses pre-recorded Solution Sessions, case studies, white papers, and more as developed by AAFA supplier members.
Jan. 4, 2023
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: Sourcing, Supply Chain, Social Responsibility, Trade, Traceability
May 12, 2017
The Guidelines for Legwear, Hosiery, and Sock Testing establishes testing standards for the industry and its lab partners.
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.
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