Apparel and Footwear Association supports new initiative to combat black market trade
The American Apparel & Footwear Association today joined the United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) campaign – a new public education initiative designed to provide local officials, law enforcement, and thought leaders with information and training programs to help tackle illegal trade and raise public awareness of the depth of...
Jun. 10, 2021
Dupe influencers’ spread counterfeits on social platforms – harming consumers and brands
Today, the American Apparel & Footwear Association released a new report on the role a small, but fast-growing group of social media influencers play in the spread of counterfeit products. The report provides a detailed account of the alarming behavior by “dupe influencers” who collectively generate millions of views, likes, and shares of...
May 6, 2021
A resilient tone marks the American Image Awards 2020
The horrors of Covid hung over this year’s American Image Awards and that’s what made the first virtual gala of the annual glitzy event all the more compelling to watch. This year has marked us, not only in terms of a country that has just surpassed 200,000 deaths, but in fashion, as one of the hardest hit industries. The event was hosted by CNN...
Sep. 24, 2020
AAFA fights Amazon counterfeits
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is cracking down on Amazon counterfeits. The fashion industry trade group, which represents over 1000 brands ranging from Gap to Target, is recommending that five Amazon sites be added to the U.S. government's list of Notorious Markets. The list documents both online and brick-and-mortar...
Oct. 7, 2019
Video: 40th AAFA American Image Awards
On April 16, 2018, AAFA hosted its 40th AAFA American Image Awards celebrating the accomplishments of the fashion and retail industry. Source: American Apparel & Footwear Association, YouTube.
May 4, 2018
AAFA names Honorees for the 2017 American Image Awards
The American Apparel & Footwear Association today announced its 2017 American Image Awards honorees: Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory (Person of the Year); Marc Fisher Footwear (Company of the Year); Stuart Vevers of Coach, Inc. (Designer of the Year); Nick Graham (Fashion Maverick); and Ed Nardoza (Lifetime Achievement Award). Award...
Feb. 13, 2017
Trump ends the Trans-Pacific Partnership – how this would affect the fashion industry?
During his first working day as the new president of the United States, Donald Trump called it a day for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trading agreement that included 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific area, excluding China. Trump’s stance on trade has put a strain on his relations with the fashion industry, particularly with trade...
Jan. 24, 2017
AAFA lists Alibaba as a Notorious Market
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), known throughout the fashion industry as the national trade association, recently has decided to re-list one of the most common e-commerce platforms as a Notorious Market. AAFA has called out Chinese company Alibaba and its other e-commerce platforms due to its failure to meet rules and...
Oct. 12, 2016
U.S. and European Footwear Industries unite, urging meaningful provisions in Trans-Atlantic Trade Pact
Three trade associations representing the U.S. and European footwear industries issued a joint statement this morning urging the United States and the European Union to eliminate footwear trade barriers in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). The statement,which was signed by the presidents of the American Apparel &...
Jun. 13, 2016
AAFA Announces New Board Members
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, today announced ten new members to serve on its Board of Directors. “AAFA’s board members play a critical role in setting the direction of the Association,” said AAFA President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “In the coming year, our board will be involved in key issues such as our strategic planning,...
Mar. 25, 2015