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
02.20.2017 - 02.23.2017
SOURCING at MAGIC
USFIA Board of Directors Meeting
03.13.2017 - 03.14.2017
China & Asia Textile Forum
- Houston Chronicle: Texas retailers join fight against proposed import tax
- White House Omits USTR from Cabinet; COAC to Meet on March 1; U.S. Government Sues Apparel Company for Fraud
- Trade Show News Network: President Trump and Trade to Be Discussed at SOURCING at MAGIC
- Kingpins Goes to D.C.
- EICC Outreach Meeting: Best Practices & Pitfalls in Responsible Minerals Sourcing
- Amber Road on How E-Commerce Impacts Global Trade
- USFIA Member News for February 3, 2017
- USFIA Customs Overview for February 2017
- United States Formally Withdraws from TPP; Update on Trump & NAFTA
- USFIA Joins Coalition to Battle Border Adjustment Tax
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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.