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.

Helpful Industry Links

Resources
Education
Government
International Trade
Government Contracts
Labor
Other

 

The American Apparel Education Foundation
Promotes the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the apparel industry, including product development, finance, marketing, human resources, production management,apparel engineering, technology and other subjects related to improved efficiency and the development and acceleration of economic growth in the industry.

Industry Resources

nycfashion

Introducing NYCFashionInfo.com, the official source for NYC fashion information, a new initiative of the New York City Economic Development Corporation It’s a one-stop-shop for information about doing business in NYC’s fashion industry and includes:

  • A searchable database of more than 5,000 NYC showrooms
  • A complete calendar of NYC Fashion Market Weeks
  • Tools to help emerging designers start and grow their businesses
  • A soon-to-be-launched sourcing database containing NYC suppliers and factories

Updates on the latest NYC fashion news (by subscription)

http://hr.cch.com

CCH Human Resource Management Updates

 

Education

clemson

Access to the Clemson University Apparel Research Department

fit

Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York, SUNY

fidm

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, WASC accredited college in California

leicester

The International School of Footwear, Leicester College, UK offers footwear courses for careers in all parts of the global footwear industry.

www.itt.edu

Institute of Textile Technology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

 

Government

www.recalls.gov

Product recalls

www.fedworld.gov

FedWorld Information Network

www.access.gpo.gov

Government databases and search engines (Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the US Code)

www.export.gov

Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

www.business.census.gov

Information about the Economic Census, including statistics businesses can use to assess and grow operations.

U.S. Government Trade Events Calendar

Featured trade events.

 

International Trade

www.doc.gov

Commerce Department, with links to the International Trade Administration.

http://otexa.ita.doc.gov

Office of Textiles and Apparel at the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration

www.ita.doc.gov/tradestat

Trade statistics compiled by the Commerce Department.

www.usitc.gov

U.S. International Trade Commission. This site contains a searchable version of the Harmonized Tariff System

www.sice.oas.org

Foreign Trade Information System, Organization of American States. A good source of trade agreements in the hemisphere

www.apecsec.org.sg

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat

www.export.gov

Export Assistance Center at Department of Commerce

 

Government Contracts

www.defenselink.mil

Defense Department

www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/

Defense Procurement Home Page

www.supply.dla.mil

Defense Logistics Agency

www.dscp.dla.mil

Defense Supply Center-Philadelphia

www.unicor.gov

UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries

 

Labor Issues

www.dol.gov/ilab

Bureau of International Labor Affairs in the Department of Labor

www.bls.gov

Bureau of Labor Standards at the Labor Department, with links to other federal statistics agencies

www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/index.htm

Wage/Hour Division at the Department of Labor

www.osha.gov

Occupation Safety & Health Administration.

 

Other Regulatory Agencies

www.cpsc.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

 

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