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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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.

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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

June 30, 2017

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

6/30/2017 11:59:28 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

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

Oct. 4, 2017

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

10/4/2017 2:37:00 PM

June 15, 2017

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

6/15/2017 8:50:21 AM

May 26, 2017

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

5/26/2017 4:22:36 PM

May 4, 2017

Endorsed Schools and Universities

AAFA Endorsed Schools and Universities

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

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

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

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 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

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

May 12, 2017

Market Monitor Reports

This quarterly report, with data by NPD Group, provides AAFA members with critical insights around sales of apparel and footwear products in the U.S. market.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 6, 2017

Pantone Member Offer

Pantone LLC, world-renowned authority on color, is offering a special 15% AAFA member discount for all products purchased on pantone.com

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

June 15, 2017

Prop 65 Running List

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: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

6/15/2017 8:47:22 AM

May 26, 2017

Reasonable Testing Guidance

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: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/26/2017 2:39:32 PM

May 16, 2017

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

May 5, 2017

AAFA Restricted Substances List Covering California 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: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

June 30, 2017

ShoeStats

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: Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

6/30/2017 12:00:27 PM

June 5, 2017

State-Specific Resources

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

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

6/5/2017 11:43:00 AM

Aug. 9, 2017

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

8/9/2017 4:28:07 PM

July 19, 2017

U.S. Legwear Import Statistics

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

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Tools & Research

7/19/2017 2:29:29 PM

May 12, 2017

Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) Form

Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) Form

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Tools & Research

5/12/2017 10:17:53 AM