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

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 >

AAFA Endorsed Schools and Universities

Auburn University logo

Karla Teel
Associate Professor
Auburn University
Department of Consumer and Design Sciences
363 Spidle Hall
Auburn University, AL  36849
Ph:  (334) 844-1345
Fx:  (334) 844-1340

Buffalo State College logo
Lynn M. Boorady

Associate Professor and Chair,
Fashion and Textile Technology
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
314 Upton Hall
Buffalo, NY  14222
Ph:  (716) 878-5716
Fx:  (716) 878-4399

California State Polytechnic logo
Dr. Muditha M Senanayake

Assistant Professor
California State Polytechnic
University Pomona

AMM Dept.
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA  91768
Ph:  (909) 869-4227
Fx:  (909) 869-4333


Fashion Institute of Design and merchandising logo
Roni Miller Start

Department Chair, Apparel Industry Management
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90015
Ph:  (213) 624-1200 x3119
Fx:  (213) 624-7695

Fashion Institute of Technology logo
Mario Federici

Chair, Production in Fashion Management
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W 27th St Rm B403
New York, NY  10001
Ph:  (212) 217-4774
Fx:  (212) 217-4771


George Brown College logo
Marilyn McNeil-Morin

Chair, School of Fashion Studies & Performing Arts
George Brown College
160 Kendal Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5R 1M3
Ph:  (416) 415-5000 x 2090
Fx:  (416) 416-4073

Iowa State University logo
Eulanda Sanders
Iowa State University
1052 LeBaron Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Ph: (515) 294-7857
Fx:  (515) 294-6364


North Carolina State University logo

Kate Annett-Hitchcock
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Textile and Apparel Technology and Management
College of Textiles, Box 8301
Raleigh, NC  27695
Ph:  (919) 515-0905
Fx:  (919) 515-3733

Oklahoma State University logo
Diane Limbaugh
Clinical Instructor
Oklahoma State University
Department of Design Housing & Merchandising
431 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74074
Ph: (405) 744-5035
Fx: (405) 744-6910


Philadelphia University logo
Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Director,
Fashion Industry Management Program
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19144
Ph:  (215) 951-2787
Fx:  (215) 951-2651

University of Georgia logo
Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Ph.D.

University of Georgia
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Athens, GA 30602-3622
Ph:  (706) 542-4888

University of North Carolina-Greensboro logo
Ann Ramsey

Internship Director
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
210 Stone Building
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC  27402
Ph:  (336) 334-5250
Fx:  (336) 334-5614

Univeristy of Rhode Island Logo
Susan Hannel

Chairperson, Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island
Department of Textiles
55 Lower College Road, Quinn Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Ph: (401) 323-1141