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 how trade benefits you. Click here to send an email to your elected representatives urging action on trade.

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On The Issues

International Trade

International trade serves an important function for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry both in terms of exports and imports.

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Customs & Logistics

Given the volume of trade conducted by the U.S. apparel and footwear industry, it is important to fully understand all of the issues and processes for getting product in and out of the country.

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Product Safety

The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is dedicated to ensuring clothes and shoes continue to be safe, especially for our children.

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Intellectual Property

When counterfeiters sell products using our members’ brandnames, they steal income from legitimate companies, reduce tax revenues, and trick consumers into thinking that they are buying the real product.

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Social Responsibility

The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is committed to ensuring clothes and shoes are produced according to the highest ethical standards.

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Sustainability

The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is at the forefront of sustainability issues because it's good business and the right thing to do.

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Government Procurement

Each year, the U.S. military spends $2 billion on uniforms and combat footwear for U.S. troops. The domestic U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry outfits them.

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Other Legislative & Regulatory Issues

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