How will trade policy impact your business in 2019? AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein discusses the lasting impact of the China trade war with Sourcing Journal’s Edward Hertzman in a series focused on trade's impact on the apparel and footwear business. Watch the first segment here to learn how the industry could be impacted for years to come.
AAFA's Rick Helfenbein discusses trade with Sourcing Journal's Edward Hertzman. Watch here.
Welcoming the 116th Congress: On January 3, AAFA kicked off 2019 by going to Capitol Hill to welcome new Members of Congress during Swearing-In Day — the first day that Members convened for the 116th Congress. AAFA is keenly focused on educating new and returning Members as to the priorities of our industry, including removing trade barriers, simplifying regulations, and protecting our intellectual property. Contact Steve Lamar or Nate Herman if you would like to make a trip to D.C. to meet with your representatives!
NEW! In-depth guidance regarding denim finishing: As we closed out 2018, AAFA published an important new report for members: Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers in Denim Finishing (login required). This actionable 84-page report is specifically tailored to protect workers in the denim finishing industry and strives to assist denim finishing facilities in providing a safe and healthy work environment that prevents accidents, injuries, and illnesses. We thank the AAFA Safety in Denim Finishing Working Group for their tremendous expertise, advice, assistance, support and Sumerra for critical guidance and expertise.
NEW! 2018 Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey Report: AAFA has summarizing findings from the 2018 Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey and posted a new report to provide AAFA member companies with a barometer of how their environmental sustainability programs compare to the rest of the apparel and footwear industry. Download the 2018 Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Survey Report (login required) for data including the structure and scope of companies’ environmental sustainability departments, the prevalence of partnerships between apparel/footwear companies and organizations or coalitions working on environmental initiatives, and the role that environmental initiatives play in the atmosphere of the company as a whole.
AAFA sessions in Las Vegas: AAFA will lead two sessions at the upcoming SOURCING AT MAGIC and FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas, on Tuesday February 5. Join us for:
1. E-commerce and The Real Deal (10:30 to 11:30 AM)
2. Trade Wars and Trade Deals (1:30 to 2:30 PM)
View session descriptions.
AAFA internship opportunities: Know someone interested in interning with the AAFA team in Washington, D.C.? We are currently accepting internship applications for opportunities in AAFA’s Government Relations as well as Communications and Marketing departments.
See all of AAFA’s latest letters, comments, and testimony here.