American Apparel and Footwear Association

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AAFA is an influential voice for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry on Capitol Hill and around the world.

in the spotlight

Check out AAFA's events across the topics of trade, intellectual property and brand protection, supply chain, and more. Events Calendar > 

legislative action

Now is the time to contact Congress to tell them why you oppose the Border Adjustment Tax. Click here to send an email to your elected representatives urging action on trade.

AAFA Political Education Fund



The AAFA Political Education Fund (PEF) was established in 2013 to amplify AAFA's political voice through strategic education campaigns in support of AAFA's legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts.  At its core, the AAFA PEF is intended to educate policymakers and the public about the issues most important to the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.  The PEF does not support or oppose candidates for public office.




why is the AAFA PEF necessary?


The AAFA PEF provides an essential platform to advance the issues of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry through proactive and vocal public education efforts.  An established PEF provides AAFA with needed resources to quickly respond or proactively position the industry in the public policy debate.  The PEF creates a sustainable pool of resources to support and shape long-term efforts to achieve AAFA’s legislative and regulatory agenda.





who can contribute to the AAFA PEF?


Unlike ClothesPAC contributions, which are personal donations given to political campaigns, the AAFA PEF is supported through corporate contributions. 

how can my company support the AAFA PEF?


If you have additional questions about the AAFA PEF or would like to pledge additional support for the AAFA PEF, please contact Scott Elmore, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing, at (703) 797-9056 or