WRAP/AAFA Partnership

The Latest from WRAP and the AAFA

WRAP collaborated with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) to offer two workshops on social responsibility in Vietnam's and Indonesia's respective garment manufacturing industries. The virtual session from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was held on September 14, 2021. The next event took place on September 28, 2021 from Jakarta, Indonesia. (September 28, 2021)

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear, and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. The AAFA is the public policy and political voice for the apparel and footwear industries in the U.S. and around the world, representing over 1,000 world-famous brands, retailers, and manufacturers. A recognized leader on a range of issues critical to its members, including brand protection, supply chain & manufacturing, and trade, the AAFA relies on WRAP as its official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner, to help its membership further promote socially responsible production.

Upcoming WRAP/AAFA Events

AAFA Asia Executive Forum
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. HKT (Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:00 p.m. — 10:45 p.m. ET)

Agility, innovation, and collaboration are at the crossroads of how the apparel and footwear industry is remaking its business. Brands must address supply chain challenges while capitalizing on emerging growth opportunities driven by new technologies and highly informed consumers. WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian will join the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 2021 Asia Executive Forum to offer insights for industry leaders. This premier event will convene executives across Asia taking on the complex and fast-paced demands of an industry in transition, facilitating open exchanges toward a diverse and purpose-led marketplace.

 

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WRAP and the AAFA work together to develop resources for the industry and the wide range of stakeholders both organizations serve. These tools provide actionable guidance for apparel and footwear professionals committed to maintaining socially responsible supply chains.

(Some content may require an AAFA membership to access)

WRAP/AAFA Thought Leadership

WRAP provides essential thought leadership at AAFA events, committee meetings, and webinars on crucial social responsibility topics and trends.
(Some content may require an AAFA membership to access)

Featured Collaboration

Avedis Seferian, WRAP's President & CEO, joins AAFA's Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman to discuss new guidance designed to help AAFA members establish and implement policies to identify and eliminate any form of forced labor in their supply chain.  (June 16, 2021)

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