American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear intelligence

AAFA provides a clearing house of information for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry, as well as consumers.

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.

Industry Resources

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) provides its members with an array of services and resources designed to drive competitiveness in the global market. These services and resources include helpful production and safety tools, best-in-class research and reporting, and other industry best practices.

business intelligence

AAFA is pleased to offer exclusively to our members helpful and timely research to assist with important business decisions.
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country profiles

Find information for individuals and corporations seeking to enter new global markets.
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restricted substances list (rsl)

The RSL is a publicly-available industry resource intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.
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state-specific resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.
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corporate social responsibility (CSR)

At AAFA, “We Wear Social Responsibility” just like our members. As such, AAFA develops tools and resources to assist its members, and the industry at large, in their social responsibility efforts.
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Unclear definitions, varying standards across markets, and inconsistent enforcement continue to cause confusion for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry with regards to drawstrings.
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AAFA provides a collection of Frequently Asked Questions, a member discussion forum, and many other U.S. labeling resources for its members.
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frequently asked questions

AAFA offers answers to questions we commonly receive from the industry.
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voluntary product environmental profile

The Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) is a supplier disclosure form that allows suppliers and buyers to easily exchange vital information on the chemical makeup of products and the environmental impact of apparel and textile products and processes.
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helpful industry links

A listing of important government, industry and education resources and links to learn more about them.
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