Representing the apparel and footwear industry: AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein spoke with the podcast One Question XYZ about the industry and the association's role as the political voice of apparel and footwear. Learn more about the AAFA, the industry's policy priorities, and the American Image Awards here.
New Product Safety Council chair! AAFA is excited to share that Jennie McCarthy, of DKNY, will chair the Product Safety Council (PSC). Jennie is a Senior Director of Vendor Compliance and has been a member of the council for more than 10 years. AAFA's Product Safety Council provides a forum for members to discuss and learn about regulations and issues related to product safety and chemical management.
Steve Lamar re-elected as President of WITA: Congratulations to AAFA's Executive Vice President Steve Lamar, who was re-elected as President of the Washington International Trade Association's (WITA) Board of Directors. Kudos to AAFA members Stephanie Lester (GAP) and Nicole Bivens Collinson (Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.) who were elected as Vice President and Treasurer respectively. WITA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum in the nation’s capital for the open and robust discussion of international trade policy and related issues.
AAFA's Made in USA directory: Do you make products in the USA? Member companies are encouraged to update their profile in AAFA's Made in USA directory. Launched in 2014, the Made in USA directory has become an increasingly important tool as companies look to source more apparel, footwear, and accessories – and the inputs that go into those articles – in the United States. To add or update your company profile, contact Sarah Vincent.
See all of AAFA’s latest letters, comments, and testimony here.