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 U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

in the spotlight

Up to speed on the latest supply chain? Join us on July 9 in Portland for our Traceability Conference  > 

legislative action

The Affordable Footwear Act is a common sense duty reduction on low-cost and children's footwear. Learn more about stomping out the shoe tax >


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.

mission statement

Learn about how AAFA wears our mission.
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AAFA members actively serve on 13 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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internship opportunities

AAFA offers competitive internship opportunities in our Government Relations Department.
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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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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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meet our team

Our team of professionals always puts AAFA’s mission first.
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Visiting our office? These helpful directions will get you here.
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