American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


Week in Review: Not-to-Miss News

In its latest quarterly report, Coach disappointed shareholders with more falling sales in North America.

New York—There are only 8 shopping days left till Mother’s Day and if retailers play their cards right—luring in Millennials—then … [Read more...]

Ruthie Davis Wins AAFA Footwear Designer of the Year

Designer Ruthie Davis (right) poses on the red carpet with Ashanti at the American Image Awards.

New York—New York shoe designer Ruthie Davis received the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) awarded Footwear … [Read more...]

Defense Dept. to Offer Made-in-USA Footwear to All Soldiers

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Arlington, VA - American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Executive Vice President Steve Lamar today welcomed the … [Read more...]

AAFA Offers New Online Chemical Management Tool

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) launched Tuesday a new web-based collaboration solution … [Read more...]

AAFA Names New Chairman, International Trade Policy

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Arlington, VA— American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced Thursday that Rick Helfenbein, president of TellaS … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Support Expanded Imports in Sub-Saharan Africa

Left to Right: ACTIF Chairman Jaswinder Bedi, USAID Principal Advisor for Africa Oren Whyche-Shaw, and AAFA Executive Vice President Steve Lamar shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding.

Washington—Building on the momentum of President Obama's Trade Africa initiative, a new trade alliance will promote Africa as a … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

Cambodian protesters at a recent march in Phnom Penh

Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases ApparelStats, ShoeStats 2013 Reports

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) today released its ApparelStats 2013 and ShoeStats 2013 … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Items to Read

Dec. 24, or "Mobile Eve," should see an upswing in mobile commerce as last minute shoppers search for gifts.

New York—As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, retailers may be keeping track of how many shoppers enter their … [Read more...]

AAFA Welcomes Bill to Add Travelgoods to Duty Benefit

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed a new measure which would make U.S. imports of … [Read more...]

After 108 Years, The Hosiery Association to Shutter

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Charlotte, NC—Faced with global expansion in manufacturing and consolidation among hosiery companies, The Hosiery Association … [Read more...]

Senate Introduces Affordable Footwear Act

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Arlington, VA - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s U.S. Senate introduction of the Affordable … [Read more...]