January 29, 2015 3:46 PM ET

Company Overview of American Apparel & Footwear Association

Company Overview

1601 North Kent Street

Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

Founded in 1933

Phone:

703-524-1864

Fax:

703-522-6741

Key Executives for American Apparel & Footwear Association

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 Catherine Trinh Michael as Vice President of Communications and Marketing

American Apparel & Footwear Association’s Juanita D. Duggan, President and CEO of the company announced the appointment of Catherine Trinh Michael as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. Catherine joins the company on January 12, 2015. Catherine brings a dynamic background in government and politics along with years working at a global PR firm. Duggan noted she elevated the role of Vice President of Communications and Marketing to be among the internal officers of the company. This underscores the growing importance of communications in every advocacy strategy.

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.

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