Celebrating fashion’s future on April 15: We are proud to announce our 2019 AAFA American Image Awards honorees – see today’s press announcement and learn more at americanimageawards.org!
Hosted by AAFA, acclaimed model and actress Brooke Shields will emcee the evening at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Our 2018 beneficiary will once again be the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation. Join us in celebrating fashion’s future on April 15, and learn more about the honorees via WWD and MR Magazine!
AAFA on tariffs and the retail outlook: On Black Friday, AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein appeared on Bloomberg Markets, and also spoke with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg radio, regarding the impact of the Trump administration's tariffs on the holiday season and the negative impact on sales that will occur if tariffs increase in 2019.
AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein speaks with Bloomberg on Black Friday.
AAFA team in NYC: Members of the AAFA team including Nate Herman and Kristen Kern are in New York this week hosting the fall 2018 Environmental Committee (EC) Meeting and Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) Meeting, both at Infor’s offices. A very special thank you to Infor for hosting these important meetings! For more information on joining either committee, contact email@example.com. AAFA will preview important new member-only resources, including the 2018 Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey and new reports covering best practices around working hours and safety in denim finishing, during these meetings. Stay tuned for updates as those are released.
AAFA comments on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: On Monday, November 26, AAFA submitted comments on the upcoming U.S.-Japan trade negotiations to both the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. International Trade Commission. The comments provided recommendations ahead of the negotiations – including the need to increase commitments in the fight against counterfeit sales – and a formal request to testify during public hearings on December 6 and 10.
See all of AAFA’s latest letters, comments, and testimony here.