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.

product safety

international product safety & environmental compliance conference

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

Source Africa

source africa

Following a series of roundtable discussions, AAFA will return to South Africa for the Source Africa event in beautiful Cape Town.


legislative action

Now is the time to contact congress to tell them how trade benefits you. Click here to send an email to your elected representatives urging action on trade.

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>


2015 AAFA American Image Awards
583 Park Ave
Event's details
April 27, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Location: 583 Park Ave - New York, NY , 10065

Join AAFA in recognizing outstanding achievements throughout the apparel and footwear industry at the 2015 American Image Awards.
NYC Intimate Apparel Market Week
May 04-08, 2015
New York, NY
Event's details
May 04, 2015-May 08, 2015

All Day Event
Location: New York, NY

Intimate Apparel Market Week May 4-8, 2015 in NYC.
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Trade – on the left and the right
3/9/2015 | By: Juanita D. Duggan
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which is needed to conclude pending trade negotiations, is actively being debated. Congressional action could occur anytime...
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...


(Arlington, Va.) - After months of collaboration and design, world-renowned Artist Ruben Toledo today previewed the highly anticipated redesign of American...
AAFA Statement on Trade Promotion Authority
(ARLINGTON, Va.) – Following an announcement today that a bipartisan Congressional bill on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was introduced, Juanita D. Duggan,...

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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