American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear results

AAFA is an influential voice for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry on Capitol Hill and around the world.

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.

Apparel Foundation

As seen firsthand in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesia tsunami, and the Haiti earthquake, our industry is a generous one that is always willing to help those in need. In the event of disaster or emergency, AAFA activists in our Apparel Foundation to help facilitate product donations with our charity partners. We encourage you all to contribute product to one of the organizations below, or find another charity partner, and give back often.


There are several ways you can contribute to relief efforts:



Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.)

Christina Morais
(212) 279-5943 x204

K.I.D.S. is requesting donations of new apparel and footwear.  If your company is interested in donating products, please download and complete the Product Donation Form to receive shipping details.  If you are unable to donate product, please contact K.I.D.S. if you are able to make contribution to assist in the shipping of products.




Brendan Purcell
(615) 391-5723

Soles4Souls is requesting donations of footwear and clothing (new and gently used) for all ages and both genders.  If you are able to send these goods, please visit the Soles4Souls website to locate the warehouse nearest to your organization.




Fashion Delivers

Carla Fattal
(212) 279-5493 x210

Fashion Delivers is requesting donations of underwear, socks, t-shirts, sweaters, activewear, jeans, pants, and coats of any kind.  They are also in need of sheets, towels, and blankets.  If you are interested in donating these goods, complete the donation form to received shipping instructions.


The Apparel Foundation

The AAFA Apparel Foundation, the charitable arm of the AAFA, works with various organizations to facilitate their solicitation, collection and distribution of apparel, footwear and other necessities to victims of disasters anywhere in the world.  The Apparel Foundation was incorporated in 1988.