Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA greets educational campaign against fake apparels
AAFA greets educational campaign against fake apparels
30
Nov '11
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke welcomed the launch of a campaign by the Obama Administration aimed at educating the American public about the harm that counterfeit goods have on the U.S. economy and the threats these fake goods pose to public health.

“Each year, the U.S. government seizes more counterfeit footwear, apparel, and fashion accessories like handbags than any other consumer good.

“Whether we are working with our trading partners to prevent the shipment of fake goods, ensuring the U.S. government has the tools it needs to enforce intellectual property rights, or educating consumers who purchase goods about what is real and what is not, the U.S. apparel and footwear industry has long understood that the problem of counterfeiting is a challenge that must be fought on a variety of levels.

“I firmly believe that, much like the drug trade, if we educate consumers about the economic and public health risks of purchasing fake goods, we can significantly reduce the public desire for counterfeit products.

“The leadership demonstrated by Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton, and a host of other stakeholders in this public education campaign is a welcome step in teaching Americans that buying real and genuine goods helps strengthen our economy, reduces crime in our communities, and keeps the public safe.

“The U.S. apparel and footwear industry looks forward to working with the Obama Administration and congressional leadership in fighting the scourge of counterfeiting on all fronts.”

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. AAFA's mission is to promote and enhance its members' competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market by minimizing regulatory, commercial, political, and trade restraints.

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BekaertDeslee

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

BekaertDeslee to expand North American facility

BekaertDeslee, one of the largest manufacturer of mattress textiles...

Courtesy: A&E

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

A&E unveils Magic using Repreve sewing thread

American & Efird (A&E), a leading developer of industrial and...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 23rd Oct 2017

Over 4,000 exhibitors attend Intertextile Shanghai 2017

Another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has wrapped...

Interviews View All

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.1%
No
12.7%
Skip
11.3%

Total Votes: 71

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
28.2%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 71

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.9%
No
9.9%
Skip
4.2%

Total Votes: 71

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
76.1%
No
11.3%
Skip
12.7%

Total Votes: 71


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search