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.
USFIA's Premier Partner
The United States Fashion Industry Association is pleased to announce that PwC has been named our Premier Partner for 2016/2017. PwC will continue to help us deliver timely, critical information to global brands and retailers as well as develop innovative educational and networking events to help advance the industry’s goals. Click here to read more about the partnership and our activities.
USFIA's Additional Partners
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has two additional major partners for 2016/2017: Innovation Partner Amber Road and Customs Broker Partner GEODIS. Click here to read more about these partners and our activities.
Fashion Industry Event Calendar
09.29.2016 - 09.30.2016
Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights & Practices in Myanmar Stakeholder Forum
USFIA Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
USFIA Webinar on the New MTB Process
- CBP Announces New Delays to ACE Deployment ; PWA & ILWU Schedule Exploratory Contract Extension Talks; Ways & Means Hearing Focused on Implementation of Customs Bill
- WTO Launches New Reports in Geneva, While UK Promises Trade Liberalization; FedEx Finds SMEs Strongly Support Trade; BetterWork Improves Workers’ Lives & Boosts Factory Competitiveness
- Commerce Announces New DAS for Textiles; Froman: AGOA Has Yet to Reach Potential; USITC Releases Report on U.S.-Chile FTA Rules of Origin
- AWI Provides Update on R&D, Sustainability; 75 Former U.S. Ambassadors Reject Trump; Rep. Brady Discusses TPP & Outlook for Trade in 2017
- USFIA Joins Port Coalition Letter to Secretary Pritzker; PANYNJ Updates Hanjin Cargo Procedures; Trade Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws
- CBP Provides Supply Chain Due Diligence for Forced Labor Enforcement; USITC Launches MTB Website; Vietnam Defers TPP Ratification; PIEE Calls Trump’s Trade Proposals “Horribly Destructive”
- Luxury Daily: Majority of retailers unprepared to counteract post-election trade risks
- Meet GEODIS!
- Myanmar: Open for Business!
- Premiere Vision: A New Vision for Sourcing & Compliance
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By Julia K. Hughes
While our members have always been committed to sourcing at the highest standards, today they are particularly focused on ethical sourcing as a critical component of business operations. USFIA facilitates discussions on how to source the right product at the right price – and today, that’s a product manufactured in a safe, sustainable and responsible way.
But, we’re in the business of fashion – so, in today’s competitive market, that product must also meet customers’ standards for fit, function and style. USFIA member companies source prod- ucts made with every type of fiber imaginable. If you’re looking at the whole equation – including sustainability, fit, function and style – cotton will remain an essential fiber.