The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) represents the fashion industry: textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989 as the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel with the goal of eliminating the global apparel quota system, USFIA now works to eliminate the tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the industry’s ability to trade freely and create economic opportunities in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA is the most respected voice for the fashion industry in front of the U.S. government as well as international governments and stakeholders. With constant, two-way communication, USFIA staff and counsel serve as the eyes and ears of our members in Washington and around the world, enabling them to stay ahead of the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. Through our publications, educational events, and networking opportunities, USFIA also connects with key stakeholders across the value chain including U.S. and International service providers, suppliers, and industry groups.
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DescriptionEase of access to end-market is becoming sought after by sourcing executives in major markets worldwide. As brands and retailers re-evaluate their sourcing allocation, they are continually looking to bring manufacturing "closer to home.” Led by Walter Wilhelm, expert panelists share the opportunities available for apparel production in our hemisphere.
Walter Wilhelm, CEO, WALTER WILHELM ASSOCIATES, LLC
Barbara Nicholson, VP OPERATIONS, BROOKS APPAREL/MOVING COMFORT
Carlos Arias, CEO, KALTEX APPAREL
Simon Cohen, CO-FOUNDER and PRESIDENT, 291 VENICE and FORMER PRESIDENT, MICHAEL STARS
Alfredo Frech, VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, INDUSTRIAS MERLET
Don Young, CEO, MERCHANT COTERIE
Anthony Travis, SOURCING MANAGER, PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL