American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear education

Each year, AAFA organizes educational events, programs, seminars, and webinars related to every aspect of the apparel and footwear industry. 

in the spotlight

AAFA invites you to partner and co-sponsor webinars with us as an alternative way to elevate your global presence. Learn more >

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.


Premier Sponsors


BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, auditing services, audit compliance and risk management software solutions, and advisory services. Our mission is to help corporations, governments and associations identify, manage and mitigate global supply chain risks and maintain world class governance risk and compliance programs.  Our holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to predict and visualize risk, and develop robust risk mitigation and compliance programs to protect your supply chain, brand and reputation. Our supply chain solutions and global network empower our clients to understand global supply chain risk with unequaled precision. 

NEW! Country Risk Reports - BSI’s Country Supply Chain Risk Reports are now available for individual purchase!


Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

From apparel, footwear and toys to consumer electronics and hard goods, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS), provides a full range of quality and safety compliance testing, inspections and consulting services on an ongoing basis to help protect your reputation and brand. BVCPS can work with you to identify quality concerns prior to distribution, monitor your private label brands throughout their life cycles, and assess all your products, including textiles, apparel and home furnishings for regulatory compliance.


GT Nexus, an Infor Company

GT Nexus, an Infor company, operates the world’s largest cloud-based business network for supply chain planning and execution. More than $500 billion in trade flows through the GT Nexus network annually. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. Customers include adidas, Caterpillar, DHL, Dow Chemical, Electrolux, HP, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé, Patagonia, Pfizer, Sears and Syngenta.



ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active TransparencyTM. ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. Its cloud-based SaaS platform brings unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance, and corporate social responsibility. Over 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers and manufacturers, their trading partners and over 50 testing, inspection, and certification companies. For more information about the company and its portfolio of products, visit 



MarkMonitor, the world leader in enterprise brand protection, provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands. As brands face new risks due to the Web's anonymity and global reach, they choose MarkMonitor for its unique combination of advanced technology, comprehensive brand protection, and extensive industry relationships.

MarkMonitor is a flagship brand of Clarivate Analytics. A global company, Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect, and commercialize new ideas faster.

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International OEKO-TEX® Association

The International OEKO-TEX® Association, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by the Austrian Textile Research Institute and the German Hohenstein Research Institutes. Currently, its membership includes 16 independent textile research and testing institutes with 52 offices and representation in 60 countries. To date, more than 150,000 OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certificates have been issued—with more than 13,300 issued per year—and 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in 98 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances. Now available are the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable textile product manufacturing facilities, the MySTeP by OEKO-TEX® database management tool, and the Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® label for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified products produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX® guidelines. 


Patron Sponsors

Amber Road

Asia Inspection

TÜV Rheinland of North America




Supporting Sponsors


Greenberg Traurig




Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

APL Logistics


SGS Consumer and Retail

Centric Software



Coats North America


Suedwolle Group

Crowell & Moring



Customized Brokers 
a CROWLEY Company

NGC Software

Vibram USA

Gerber Technology

Omega Compliance

W. L. Gore Associates

Global Clothing Industries

PGA Exhibitions

Worldwide Responsible
Accredited Production (WRAP)



Become a Sponsor

AAFA Sponsors highlight their business solutions and maximize relationships with key industry leaders through a vareity of education platforms. AAFA events and webinars create a level of superior corporate visibility and recognition among association members. The variety of benefits enables sponsors to gain access to members and showcase your company. Sponsored programs include events such as the AAFA Executive Summit, domestic and international product safety seminars, a sourcing conference, webinars, and co-branded events.

To learn more, contact Megan Balkovic at (202) 853-9354 (office) or (571) 414-1975 (cell).