Membership

The National Upholstery Association (NUA) promotes awareness of upholstery and helps establish upholstery as a thriving trade.

Professional, Educator, and Industry Partner members are listed in the NUA public directory, if desired, and are allowed use of the NUA logo and other upholstery-related media for use on websites, social media, and related business collateral. 

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Membership Levels


Membership Dues

Membership dues pay for member benefits (e.g., webinars, networking events) and to help support and 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.

All dues must be paid the day you join or renew.

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Professional ($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 ($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, and 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, and listing of trade show appearances/events on NUA calendar (up to 6 per year).

Student ($75 annually)

Individuals who are 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 ($25 annually)

Individuals who are 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.


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