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...
10 Jun 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...
6 May 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...
24 Sep 2020
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.
4 May 2018
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...
12 Oct 2016