Social Compliance & Sustainability
USFIA Advocacy Priority: Helping Companies Source in Socially Compliant & Sustainable Ways
United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) members are committed to sourcing and manufacturing at the highest standards. They are industry leaders in terms of developing and maintaining business operations that are not only compliant with global standards, but also ethical—from the cotton field, to the textile mill, to the apparel factory, to the retail store.
USFIA shares this story with the Administration, Congress, media, and consumers, educating stakeholders about how fashion brands and retailers are creating change on key issues including factory safety and compliance, environmental sustainability and stewardship, global worker wellbeing and human rights, elimination of forced and child labor, conflict minerals compliance, and chemical management.
USFIA serves as the link between brands and retailers, manufacturers, governments, NGOs, and other organizations across the value chain committed to human and labor rights and sustainability. Through the USFIA Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee, we provide education and training to companies on how to source in a cost-effective, efficient, and ethical way.
Below, you’ll find some of USFIA’s recent advocacy activities to help companies source in socially compliant and sustainable ways.