Webinar: Compliance with Supply Chain Regulations: A Necessary Step for Success

Thursday, December 7, 2023
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


Supply chains are becoming more complex and diverse. New laws worldwide demand ethical and eco-friendly practices. Retailers and brands struggle to meet the standards. Doing nothing is not an option. How should your company navigate these new laws and directives?

With the right tools you can monitor your supply chain, identify, measure and mitigate risks, to comply with the new laws as well as to demonstrate compliance.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • The role of data in making informed decisions.
  • Vendor management to identify key risks.
  • Strategies to address complex chemical regulations like PFAS
  • How the right technology can simplify compliance strategy.


Headshot of Stefani ValerioStefanie Valerio
Customer Success Lead
Topo Solutions

Stefanie, a BS Textiles graduate, has over a decade of experience in the apparel and footwear industry, working with both luxury brands and mass market manufacturers. She served as the director of a pre-production department for a major apparel manufacturer, overseeing quality, testing, compliance, production, and logistics for raw materials and finished goods. This role provided her with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain processes. Stefanie also managed product compliance in response to evolving consumer protection laws. In 2014, she transitioned to technology after using digital solutions to streamline business processes. She has since worked with customers to improve their business practices through workflow definition and process improvement, guiding them towards digital transformation. Stefanie has experience with PLM, ERP, BI and Supply Chain Management platforms, with a recent focus on supply chain management and ESG compliance due to increasing legislation and consumer interest.

Headshot of Maggie SpicerMaggie Spicer
Source Beauty ESG

Maggie Spicer is the founder of Source Beauty ESG, a DC-based advisory firm. She works with global brands and retailers on ESG issues related to product design, marketing, compliance, and corporate strategy. She was previously an associate at the global law firm White & Case, where she specialized in trade compliance and business & human rights, before moving in-house at Amazon to serve as supply chain regulatory counsel.


Headshot of Nate HermanNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992. 

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Stephanie Paendong