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.

2015 AAFA Executive Summit

we wear global growth

Join us in a Washington, DC on March 18-19 at the Ritz Carlton, where you will find the brightest minds as they discuss how we wear global growth in apparel and footwear industry.

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.


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>


Webinar: The Best Defense is a Great Offense - Data Protection & Mitigation Strategies
Event's details
March 11, 2015
Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
Location: Online

Join AAFA and McGladrey for a free webinar on security and privacy.
ecVision SourceTrends 2015
Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong
Event's details
March 16, 2015

Time:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ET
Location: Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong

Attend SourceTrends 2015 March 16 in Hong Kong to hear industry leaders discuss current sourcing challenges in today’s global environment.
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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...
Movement on the Trade Agenda
2/6/2015 | By: Juanita D. Duggan
We’ve been forecasting that this year will be a big year for trade. From the President’s State of the Union address to last week’s trade hearings on the...


AAFA President & CEO Calls Administration’s Action on West Coast Port Dispute a Positive Step
(ARLINGTON, Va. - Feb. 14, 2015) - Juanita D. Duggan, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, today reacted to President Barack...
(Arlington, Va., Feb. 16, 2015) – The American Apparel & Footwear Association, tomorrow will host a seminar focused on key policy issues facing the apparel...

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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