Kevin Burke

MarketLive Index Results Show 125% Increase in Retailer Revenues Coming from Smartphones


Petaluma, CA—Would we really be that smart without our smartphones? As mobile devices become even more inextricably linked to our … [Read more...]

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 Releases ApparelStats, ShoeStats 2013 Reports


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

AAFA Welcomes Bill to Add Travelgoods to Duty Benefit


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

AAFA Promotes Fashion Industry’s Positive Economic Impact

We Wear

Arlington, VA—The political stalemate that’s existed in Washington for several years—one that’s growing worse weekly—is likely to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]