American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

AAFA Names New President/CEO


Washington–The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) said Friday that Juanita D. Duggan, an experienced trade … [Read more...]

AAFA Publishes Updated Restricted Substances List

Restricted Substances List

Arlington, VA—The 14th edition of The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Restricted Substances List (RSL), … [Read more...]

CPSC Delays Final Rule on Certificates of Compliance


Washington—Responding to written requests from 32 trade associations as well as 58 public comments raising issues, the Consumer … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Clover leaf ball gown, 1953 from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion."

New York--This week was chock full of interesting, useful information if you were paying attention, that is.In a special … [Read more...]

AAFA Bows Database for U.S.-Made Manufacturing


Arlington, VA—It just got a whole lot easier to find apparel and footwear companies that produce domestically.The American … [Read more...]

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


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

AAFA Offers New Online Chemical Management Tool


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


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...]