The American Apparel & Footwear Association is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers which compete in the global market. The U.S. apparel and footwear industry produces the most recognizable products in the entire world and accounts for nearly four million jobs in the United States alone.
AAFA hosts many educational events throughout the year, from virtual webinars to its CEO-attended Annual Executive Summit, including its philanthropic AAFA American Image Awards. AAFA events present meaningful educational opportunities for industry leaders. As an Elite Sponsor, ecVision plays a vital role in offering AAFA event attendees with critical thought leadership as the industry maintains is competitive edge in the global marketplace.
ecVision will be participating in the following events as part of this sponsorship.
- Spring 2013 Environmental Committee Meeting - March 6, 2013 - New York, NY
- Spring 2013 Social Responsibility Committee Meeting - March 7, 2013 - New York, NY
- Annual Executive Summit - March 13-15, 2013 - Washington, DC
- International Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Conference - April 24-26, 2013 - Baltimore, MD
- Product Safety and Sustainability Seminar & Exhibition - May 14, 2013 - Long Beach, CA
- Traceability Seminar - Summer 2013
- Product Safety Seminar - Winter 2013/2014
"While our solutions continue to address every aspect of the product lifecycle from innovation to delivery, our best practices in the areas of product safety, factory compliance and sustainability are growing as more retailers and brands are adopting them as a platform for risk management," said Gary Barraco, Director of Product Marketing for ecVision.
"The executives and working groups that we encounter at every AAFA event are looking for engaging, thoughtful solutions to the important issues that affect our industry. This global sponsorship reinforces ecVision's commitment of peer-to-peer sharing among brands, retailers and suppliers along with the shared objectives of the AAFA."
ecVision streamlines supply chain processes from design to delivery in a cloud based collaboration platform called ecVision Suite. Its customers, who are leaders in the apparel and footwear industry, utilize the platform's best practice applications to streamline their workflow, increase visibility and integrate external systems to consolidate data.
Through real time collaboration, the retailer's internal teams, suppliers and service providers can improve the accuracy, pace and flexibility of doing business globally.
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