American Apparel and Footwear Association

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.

2015 AAFA American Image Awards

we wear excellence

AAFA Announces its Annual American Image Awards

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.

Strategic Sourcing, Customs, & Logistics Integration Conference

we wear integration

Join us April 13-15, for AAFA's Sourcing Conference in Washington, DC, where we will explore some of the most pressing supply issues facing the apparel and footwear industry.

product safety

international product safety & environmental compliance conference

AAFA returns to Dongguan, China with our International Product Safety and Environmental Compliance Conference.


legislative action

Keeping the plight of the Nicaragua TPL(Tariff Preference Level) Learn more about TPL>

in the spotlight

The GSP Update Act recognizes most travel goods from being eligible for duty-benefits under GSP.  Learn more about GSP Update Bill>


AAFA Webinar: Trade Agenda 2015 – Members-Only Briefing & Action Plan
Event's details
April 02, 2015
Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
Location: Online

Join us for a members-only briefing to hear the latest developments on trade.
Strategic Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Integration Conference
April 13-15, 2015
Renaissance Washington, DC
Event's details
April 13, 2015-April 15, 2015

All Day Event
Location: Renaissance Washington, DC - Washington, DC , 20037

Join us April 13-15, 2015, for AAFA's Strategic Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Integration Conference in Washington, DC. This event brings together top supply chain executives and key government officials to strategize on today's most pressing customs, trade, sourcing, and logistics developments. Take a look below at some of the featured speakers and highlighted topics.
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West Coast Ports Dispute: It’s Not Over Yet
2/27/2015 | By: Juanita D. Duggan
By now we’ve all seen the coverage of the West Coast ports labor dispute and the disruption it has caused to our economy. On Friday, the two sides of the...
West Coast Port Delays – The #1 Trade Barrier
2/11/2015 | By: Juanita D. Duggan
For some time, we’ve been saying that if we’re talking about trade, we must include the West Coast ports issue in the conversation. At the 29 ports along...


AAFA Announces Speakers for 2015 Executive Summit
(Arlington, Va.) – The American Apparel & Footwear Association, today announced its speaker line-up for the 2015 Executive Summit in Washington, D.C.,...
AAFA Urges Quick Ratification of West Coast Labor Deal
President & CEO says open, operational ports are key to U.S. trade (ARLINGTON, Va.- Feb. 20, 2015) - Juanita D. Duggan, President and CEO of the American...

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 $361 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 >




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