TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based Product Integrity Management software solutions, is sponsoring the upcoming AAFA - American Apparel & Footwear Association's Product Safety and Compliance seminar at the Fashion Institute of Technology on January 29 as it continues to expand its product compliance solution. 

TEXbase delivers quality assurance data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance solutions that improve product quality, time to market, and compliance.

TEXbase Compliance solutions help quality and compliance professionals meet the requirements of legislation such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). On the TEXbase platform, compliance can be an outcome of an end-to-end process of material and product development, specifications, testing and documentation, or a standalone solution for finished products. TEXbase generates Certificates of Compliance and provides a Compliance Certification portal for transparent compliance management.

TEXbase addresses a broad range of compliance management requirements including CPSIA, Proposition 65, Restricted Substances, Conflict Materials and Environmental. Through a comprehensive range of automation options, TEXbase securely unifies brands, retailers, suppliers and labs for material and product development, testing protocols, quality testing and compliance documentation.

TEXbase has also announced a broad, elite-level sponsorship agreement with the American Apparel and Footwear Association. TEXbase will play a leading role many AAFA events throughout 2013 focused on these critical industry challenges. Starting at the Product Safety and Compliance seminar in New York on January 29th, TEXbase will exhibit and demonstrate its brand and supplier solutions. TEXbase for brands protects brand equity, enhances product innovation, improves quality and reduces cost. TEXbase for suppliers and labs increases revenue and enhances client satisfaction with improved quality, collaboration and responsiveness.

Joe Walkuski, Founder and CEO, TEXbase "Regulatory and social compliance requirements are growing and top of mind every retailer and brand. TEXbase allows retailers and brands to manage the disparate sources of data into one management system that spans the complete lifecycle, from raw materials to finished product compliance. The risk and costs are real. Since the passage of CPSIA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has overseen 82 civil penalties for $30 million in fines, above and beyond hundreds of product recalls. It's serious business and TEXbase provides regulatory compliance certainty, supplier performance accountability and improved quality. Our compliance solution will continue to expand. We are currently focused on chemical libraries and environmental assessment tools."

Wayne Huyard, President, TEXbase
"The American Apparel &Footwear Association is a preeminent organization for engaging and thoughtful discussion around important issues that affect the industry. This global sponsorship reinforces the TEXbase commitment to brands, retailers and suppliers and the shared objectives of the AAFA."

Kevin Burke, President and CEO, AAFA
"Product safety is a top priority for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry and the four million U.S. workers who strive to ensure our products are safe every day. AAFA's educational programs, like our seminar on January 29, are designed to foster robust discussion about mounting challenges to product safety compliance. We are delighted TEXbase and other solution providers have committed to demonstrating their leadership by being an active part of this ongoing discussion as the industry continues to grapple with these important issues."