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AAFA Promotes Fashion Industry’s Positive Economic Impact

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Arlington, VA—The political stalemate that’s existed in Washington for several years—one that’s growing worse weekly—is likely to overshadow other institutions and industries. That’s why The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released Tuesday the first in a series of videos and collateral to ramp up the key role apparel, accessories …

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

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) joined a chorus of U.S. trade groups today urging Congress to reinstate recently-expired tariff suspensions as part of the “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).” Known officially as the “U.S. Job Creation and Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2013 (H.R. 2708),” MTB legislation has been …

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AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

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Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, accessories and footwear importers and retailers are worried about another upcoming deadline: Dec. 29. If no deal is reached in the contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) and United States …

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Fashion Industry Associations to Collaborate on Sustainability Issues

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Washington—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further foster collaboration on key sustainability initiatives across the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. “When it comes to tackling the serious issues of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainability, …