American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear our mission

AAFA is a powerful source of intelligence and catalyst for change in addressing the external forces that are important to the apparel and footwear industry.

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.


The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.

Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, 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.

mission statement

Learn about how AAFA wears our mission.
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meet our team

Our team of professionals always puts AAFA’s mission first.
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board of directors

Our Board of Directors, comprised of top industry executives, provides leadership for not only AAFA, but the entire industry.
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AAFA members actively serve on 12 committees, councils, and divisions.
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AAFA was formed in August 2000 through the merger of two highly regarded trade associations: the American Apparel and Manufacturers Association and Footwear Industries of America.
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contact us

AAFA wants to hear from you.  Contact us with questions or ideas about moving the industry forward in the global marketplace.
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