FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What exactly is The Nashville Fashion Alliance?

The NFA is a trade organization for all facets of the fashion community. Our mission is to build the regional fashion industry by amplifying early stage fashion businesses with an ecosystem of support and resources. We advocate on behalf of the industry, work to build shared resources and economic development initiatives that not only benefit our regional brands, but make our region known as a great place for fashion companies to do business. Further, we will strive to educate fashion companies on best practices in all aspects of managing their business. For more information about the mission of NFA, click here.

Why should I become a member of the NFA?

The NFA is community driven and  industry focused. First and foremost, you should support the NFA if you believe in our mission and want to help see our initiatives come to fruition. A strong membership base will allow us to generate greater resources that support our mission. There is power in numbers.

Can anyone become a member?

We have membership levels for everyone! For more information on membership, click here.

What are the member benefits?

Our current benefits are listed here. The greatest benefit however, is knowing that you are a member of a community that seeks to help the fashion industry grow and thrive in our region.

How long is the commitment?

Dues will be paid annually on a rolling basis. If you join in September, your annual dues will renew in September of the following year.

Is my membership tax deductible?

The NFA is a 501(c)(6) trade organization, not a charity. Your dues may be tax-deductible as a business expense. Please check with your accountant or financial advisor to determine your eligibility.

If I supported the NFA Kickstarter campaign, am I automatically a member?

Our Kickstarter campaign provided the start-up funding for our organization. While those 667 individuals and companies who contributed to the campaign will forever be known as NFA FOUNDERS, you must become a member to take advantage of our membership benefits. 

When was the NFA formed?

Our official charter was filed in January 2015. Our first board meeting was in April 2015 and we raised our seed funding through a successful $100,000 Kickstarter campaign on May 16, 2015. Our CEO, Van Tucker, was hired in June 2015. Click here for the history of the NFA.

Who is involved in the NFA?

We currently have a board of directors of big thinkers and community influencers that direct the priorities of the NFA. The work of the NFA is accomplished through four committees, co-chaired by NFA board members and comprised of members of our community, that focus on our four priorities: Advocacy, Economic Development, Resources, and Education. 

Can I meet with someone in person about my goals?

Of course! One of the benefits of membership is access to resources and industry information. Please contact the NFA for further details.