Amplifying the fashion industry. 

The NFA mission is simple…to build the regional fashion industry by amplifying early stage fashion businesses with an ecosystem of support and resources.

Why Should I Join the NFA?

There is strength in numbers! Our membership program allows us to showcase the power of our community. A strong membership base will allow us to generate greater resources in our community to work toward our mission and our objectives. Every single member and every single story counts! We would encourage you to share our mission within your own network and help us spread the word. Together, we will build a lasting, thriving fashion industry in middle Tennessee.


  • Promotion of news, member events, sales and services to industry leaders and the media through the NFA calendar and social media channels
  • Invitations to member-only events
  • Member Directory
  • Job Board Posting
  • Link to your brand's website through #shopNFA
  • Reduced fees for educational workshops
  • Network and mentor opportunities with other NFA members and affiliated brands 
  • Access to resources and information affecting our industry
  • ...and more to come!


Annual Rolling Enrollment. (For example, if you join in August, membership will renews the next August.)


Professional membership is for ALL individuals that own or operate a business or work full time in the fashion industry. This includes professionals and companies working in design and development, sourcing and logistics, trade policy and compliance, to retail and marketing and everything in between. Examples include apparel and accessory designers, brands, retail, apparel and textile manufacturers, importers, fashion photographers, wardrobe stylists, hair and makeup stylists, models, etc. In this category, you are ALL IN and will receive all membership benefits currently offered.

Annual Business Revenue

Less than $250,000                 $150 per year for 1 membership (+ $50 for one additional individual)   

$250,000 - $1,000,000            $250 per year for 2 memberships  

$1,000,000 +                             $500 per year for 4 memberships


Affiliate members are public, private, or non-profit organizations or individuals that provide goods or services to the fashion industry. Affiliate membership also includes individuals that are interested in supporting our mission, but do not own or work in companies that focus full time on the fashion industry. 

Individuals                                   $150 per year 

Companies/Institutions               $500 per year for 2 memberships


Students enrolled full-time in an educational program are eligible for Student membership. Students receive access-only to the NFA Job Posting Board, Membership Directory and Calendar with limited event access. 

                                                       $25 per year