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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DescriptionLeading global players give their views on the complex considerations of apparel and accessory sourcing: areas to investigate for future sourcing initiatives, the use of private-label specialists to meet specific needs in multiple markets, creating local sourcing strategies within an international structure and the new set of rules when introducing brands into international markets including laws, free trade agreements, benefits and more.
Katherine Stein, DIRECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SOFTLINES, SGS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Ken Mangone, FORMER EVP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND SOURCING, JCPENNEY
Courtney O’Keefe, SVP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SALES, NORWEST USA/PDS MULTINATIONAL
Crystal Button, VP GLOBAL SOURCING/TECH DESIGN, ONESTOPPLUS (REDCATS USA)