American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


AAFA Updates Restricted Substances List

Restricted Substances List

Arlington, VA—In the quest to make it easier for manufacturers of apparel, accessories and footwear to maintain a "safer and more … [Read more...]

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass Trade Bill to Aid U.S. Manufacturers

U.S. Capitol

Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) joined a chorus of U.S. trade groups today urging Congress to … [Read more...]

Study: Imports Lower Consumer Prices While Creating U.S. Jobs

Imports Work

Washington—To coincide with “Imports Work Week” May 6 to 10, several U.S. trade associations released a new study that shows how … [Read more...]

Leading Trade Groups Tout “Imports Work” Week, May 6 to 10

Imports Work

Washington––Highlighting the role that imports play in the U.S. economy—and the world for that matter—is the focus of the upcoming … [Read more...]

AAFA Participates in Source Africa

Source Africa 2013

Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) kicked off participation Tuesday in Source Africa, the … [Read more...]

Restricted Substances: The Latest Updates for the Fashion Industry

Restricted Substances List

Arlington, VA—Concerns about what chemicals and substances being used along the supply line in accessories, apparel and footwear … [Read more...]

Clock Ticks Toward Possible “Container Cliff”

Port of Los Angeles

Washington—Federal mediators have been meeting this week with the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) and the United … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

President Obama

Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

container ship

Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

The port at Savannah, Ga., is one of dozens on the East Coast that would be affected should a strike occur on Dec. 29.

Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, … [Read more...]

Fashion Industry Associations to Collaborate on Sustainability Issues

Sustainable Fashion

Washington—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) recently signed a … [Read more...]

Lifted Trade Bans to Burma: A Boon to Fashion Industry?

President Obama on Monday during his historic visit to Myanmar met with opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Before his arrival, the United States lifted most trade bans that had been in place against Myanmar since 2003.

Washington—Myanmar, also known as Burma, once a source of apparel, textile and accessories imports to the United States until the … [Read more...]