American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


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?

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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...]

Report: U.S. Domestic Apparel Manufacturing Hit New Heights in 2011

Made in USA

Arlington, VA– Following in the footsteps of the U.S. footwear industry's surge in Made in USA manufacturing last year, the U.S. … [Read more...]

AAFA Calls 2011 “Very Positive Year” for U.S. Footwear

Women's Shoes

Arlington, VA–Although you may be on overload on stats about American business—thanks to the presidential debates and the upcoming … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Changes in Apparel Rules in TPP Talks

TPP Talks

Washington–As the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks continue in Lima, Peru this week, 30 members of the … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Applaud As Obama Signs 3 Free Trade Agreements

President Obama with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea during Lee’s State Visit last week. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington--President Barack Obama signed off today on three long-standing free trade agreements, deals with South Korea, Colombia … [Read more...]

ShoeStats 2011: Footwear Sales Rebound

Women's Footwear

Arlington,VA—U.S. footwear business is indeed taking a step in the right direction.In its annual ShoeStats released this week, … [Read more...]

AAFA Supports Affordable Footwear Act

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Arlington, VA—New proposed federal legislation would eliminate tariffs on about 60% of the footwear important into the United … [Read more...]

Study: Rising Salaries, Career Moves Ahead for Fashion, Retail Professionals

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New York--Higher salaries, job mobility, and a strong emphasis on "quality of life" benefits are redefining the job market in … [Read more...]