Political-Legal Environment

Canada

What are regulations and where do they come from? (Privy Council Office) The constitution determines the level of jurisdiction responsible - federal or provincial
Permits, licences and regulations
Industry Canada - Information by industrial category e.g. Consumer Products - note Regulations and Standards in sidebar
Canlii (Canadian Legal Information Institue) Provides full text of statutes and regulations

United States

  • LexisNexis Law  - see in side bar - Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations and State Statutes, Codes & Regulations

International  

In this case it leads to a listing one of which is Associations directory for the apparel and fashion industry.

From here there is a link to the American Apparel & Footwear Association.  Note the link at the top to AAFA on the Issues.