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AAFA Publishes 15th Edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List

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Arlington, VA – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) today published the fifteenth edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering apparel, footwear, travel goods, home textiles, and other fashion accessories.  The updated RSL was released in conjunction with AAFA’s International Product Safety, Worker Safety, and Supply Chain Compliance …

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AAFA Names New President/CEO

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Washington–The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) said Friday that Juanita D. Duggan, an experienced trade association executive and lobbyist, will join the association on July 1 as president and chief executive officer. Bringing more than 25 years of experience on Capitol Hill and in the White House, Duggan will …

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AAFA Offers New Online Chemical Management Tool

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) launched Tuesday a new web-based collaboration solution designed to assist U.S. apparel and footwear industry companies better exchange important environmental and chemical management information through a Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) with their partners along the supply chain. The tool, which is …

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AAFA Names New Chairman, International Trade Policy

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Arlington, VA— American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced Thursday that Rick Helfenbein, president of TellaS Ltd, Luen Thai USA, has been named its new chairman. Helfenbein takes over from Philip Williamson, chairman/president/ ceo of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., as part of the Association’s annual officer rotation process. ‘Robust Trade Agenda’ …

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Trade Groups Support Expanded Imports in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Washington—Building on the momentum of President Obama’s Trade Africa initiative, a new trade alliance will promote Africa as a reliable sourcing destination for international buyers and explore opportunities to promote U.S. trade and investment in Africa. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Apparel & Footwear Association …

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Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

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Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Fashion Industry …