AAMA, FIA To Form AAFA
The leadership of the American
Apparel Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Footwear Industries Association (FIA) have agreed
to merge, creating the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). The merger unites two
trade associations with 700 members, representing industries with more than $225 billion in retail
Under the agreement, footwear and apparel members of the association would be guaranteed seats on the new board and executive committee and freedom to participate in AAFA’s broad committee structure.