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Company Overview of American Apparel & Footwear Association

Company Overview

1601 North Kent Street

Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

Founded in 1933





Key Executives for American Apparel & Footwear Association

Chief Executive Officer and President
Treasurer and Director
Age: 51
Secretary and Director
Age: 67
Vice President for International Trade
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

American Apparel & Footwear Association Key Developments

American Apparel & Footwear Association Appoints Juanita D. Duggan as President and CEO, Effective July 1, 2014

American Apparel & Footwear Association announced that Juanita D. Duggan, an experienced trade association executive and lobbyist, will join the association on July 1 as President and CEO. Bringing more than 25 years of experience on Capitol Hill. Her experience includes multi-industry advocacy, fundraising, and representing several industries as primary spokesperson. Juanita joins AAFA after three years as Policy Director at Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Shreck.

American Apparel and Footwear Association Launches New Chemical Management Tool

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) launched a new web-based collaboration solution designed to assist U.S. apparel and footwear industry companies better exchange important environmental and chemical management information through a Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) with their partners along the supply chain. The tool was built in partnership with TEXbase, a product integrity management software solutions provider that revolutionizes quality data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance. The VPEP tool released will help brands and retailers better communicate with their suppliers about chemical management issues that arise along the supply chain to ensure products remain safe for customers. This solution is natural extension to the materials, quality and compliance management capabilities provided by TEXbase. With increasing transparency and traceability requirements, VPEP providers can now easily collaborate with manufacturers, brands and retailers, to securely share chemical and environmental information for product development, compliance, and sustainability initiatives. Originally developed by a group comprising of dyestuff and chemical suppliers, apparel and textile manufacturers, and professional staff of academic institutions and trade associations representing the chemical, dyestuff, and apparel and textile industries, VPEP can be used by apparel and textile companies and chemical suppliers to facilitate the efficient exchange of information necessary to make decisions regarding the environmental impact of textile products and processes.

American Apparel & Footwear Association Announces Executive Changes

American Apparel and Footwear Association Annual Executive Summit, outgoing AAFA Chairman Philip C. Williamson turned over the chairmanship of the AAFA Board of Directors to Rick Helfenbein. Rick Helfenbein is President of TellaS Ltd., Luen Thai USA. He is a strong advocate for a robust U.S. trade agenda and often lectures on the subject of supply chain and international trade at prestigious universities around the country.

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