American Apparel and Footwear Association

2014 AAFA Annual American Image Awards

we wear excellence

On April 29, we will recognize the best of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry to benefit Special Olympics. Join us >>

What Do We Wear

what do we wear?

U.S. name brands we wear everyday face many business decisions when delivering the fashions American consumers have come to expect. Learn more about what we wear beyond just clothes and shoes.

sourcing in 2014 and beyond

sourcing in 2014 and beyond

Join us in Washington, D.C., April 7 - 9 for the 12th Annual AAFA International Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Integration Conference >>

we wear affordable shoes

we wear affordable shoes

The Affordable Footwear Act is common sense legislation that would elminate the hidden and regressive tax on most low-cost and children's shoes. Urge Congress to end the shoe tax today.

we wear readiness

we wear readiness

Each year, the U.S. military spends more than $2 billion on uniforms, camouflage, gear, and combat footwear for U.S. servicemen and women. The U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry dresses them.

Webinar Learning Center

Webinar Learning Center

Explore AAFA's newest education resource, where video recordings and other materials from past webinars are conveniently archived.


legislative action

Keeping the Berry Amendment strong promotes national security and creates jobs right here at home.  Learn more about outfitting U.S. troops >

in the spotlight

The Affordable Footwear Act is a common sense duty reduction on low-cost and children's footwear.  Learn more about stomping out the shoe tax >


36th Annual AAFA American Image Awards
Grand Hyatt
Event's details
April 29, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET
Location: Grand Hyatt - New York, NY , 10017

The 36th Annual AAFA American Image Awards will benefit the Special Olympics.
AAFA Government Relations Committee Meeting
April 30-01, 2014
Event's details
April 30, 2014-May 01, 2014

All Day Event

AAFA Government Relations Committee members only.
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we wear our mission

Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its four million U.S. workers, and its contribution of $350 billion in annual U.S. retail sales.

AAFA stands at the forefront as a leader of positive change for the apparel and footwear industry.  With integrity and purpose, AAFA delivers a unified voice on key legislative and regulatory issues.  AAFA enables a collaborative forum to promote best practices and innovation.  AAFA’s comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers. Learn more about AAFA's mission >





AAFA is making sure high standards never go out of style by supporting our political action committee. 
Learn more here >

report fakes

Apparel, footwear, and accessories are the top pirated goods in the world.  Help us fight the scourge of counterfeiting by reporting fakes to the National IPR Coordination Center.