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MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN for 2020-2021

Membership in the National Upholstery Association:  

The National Upholstery Association (NUA) promotes awareness of upholstery and helps establish upholstery as thriving trade. Members have access to members-only web pages, monthly webinars on upholstery and business topics, ability to advertise employment opportunities, and local/national networking opportunities.

Professional, Educator and Industry Partner members  are listed on the NUA members directory, are allowed use of the NUA logo, and have links to your business website. 

Membership dues are annual from the day you join.

There are five levels of membership:
  1. Professional
  2. Educator
  3. Industry Partner
  4. Student
  5. Retiree


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Professional Member Level $150 annually:

Anyone involved in the professional trade of upholstery – from shop owners to upholsterers working in the shop – can join at this level.

Professional members have access to members-only web pages, monthly webinars on upholstery and business topics, listing on the NUA members directory, ability to advertise employment opportunities, use of the NUA logo, links to your business website, and local and national networking opportunities.

Educator Member Level $300 annually:

Upholstery schools and educators can join at this level.

Educator members receive all Professional Level benefits plus: listing on the Educator page, post classes to NUA calendar (up to 12 a year), highlight of their school/classes in email 2x per year, guest blog opportunity 2x per year.

Industry Partner $600 annually:

Businesses that sell fabric, upholstery tools, and associated products to upholstery shops can join at this level.

Industry Partners receive all Professional Level benefits plus: listing on the Vendor page, highlight of their business in email 1x per year, highlight in social media format 1x per year, guest blog opportunity 2x per year, listing of trade show appearances/events on NUA calendar (up to 6 per year).

Student Member Level $75 annually:

Those learning the trade of upholstery in order to pursue employment in the field can join at this level for up to 2 years. Please provide information about the school or instruction method on the application.

Student members have access to the members-only web pages, monthly webinars on upholstery and business topics, and local and national networking opportunities.

Retiree Member Level $25 annually:

Those retired from the upholstery trade can join at this level.

Retiree members have access to members-only web pages, monthly webinars on upholstery and business topics, listing on the NUA members directory, use of the NUA logo, and local/national networking opportunities. The nominal dues reflect that the NUA values the expertise of retired professionals and encourages retired members to mentor Student and Professional members and share their stories and knowledge.

Watch the video tutorial for how to apply for membership 


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Membership dues are used to pay for member benefits (webinars, networking events) and to promote the upholstery industry. A small portion of the dues are used for administrative costs associated with managing an all-volunteer organization, including web site fees, budgeting software, and association management software

By having an association dedicated to the upholstery trade, it raises the awareness of upholstery everywhere.


NUA is pursuing 501(c)6 non-profit status.

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