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.

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.

tool & resources

we wear intelligence

AAFA provides our members with unparalleled business support. Everyday we deliver actionable intelligence, help members forge practical solutions, and create tools that manage costs and mitigate risks.


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>


What's In Your Closet? Product Safety Seminar East
Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Event's details
May 28, 2015

All Day Event
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre - New York, NY , 10001

Join us May 28, 2015 at FIT in New York, NY for AAFA's What's In Your Closet? Product Safety East Seminar. During this in-depth seminar, brands and technical experts will provide industry insight on the latest product safety regulations and compliance.
TEXbase Webinar: What Does Quality Mean to My Organization?
Event's details
June 02, 2015
Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
Location: Online

Join AAFA and TEXbase for a free webinar.
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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...


Leading Trade Groups Announce Fourth Annual "Imports Work" Week on May 11-15
Washington, D.C.-A leading group of business associations, think tanks, and scholars today announced the fourth annual “Imports Work Week,” May 11-15,...
(Arlington, Va.) - After months of collaboration and design, world-renowned Artist Ruben Toledo today previewed the highly anticipated redesign of 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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