Associations

  • American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID)

    Founded in 2004, the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers certifies the knowledge, skills and abilities of healthcare interior designers. Board Certified Healthcare Interior Design certificants are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aahid.org
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

    The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.wewear.org
  • American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)

    The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) is the voice of the residential furniture industry, representing companies large and small, public and private, domestic and import. Members manage a sophisticated global supply chain that includes factories in 31 states and three foreign countries, providing more than $11 billion in wholesale shipments of home furnishings products every year for U.S. households. The association is committed to promoting the growth, citizenship and global leadership of home furnishings manufacturers, importers and suppliers in the United States.
    Currently Available:
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.ahfa.us
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

    ASID works to advance the design profession and provide professional support and development opportunities to its members
    Association Link:
    http://www.asid.org
  • Association of Image Consultants International (AICI)

    The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) is dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants. Members counsel both individual and corporate clients on appearance, behavior, communication skills, etiquette and international protocol. As experts in image consulting, members guide clients to achieve their specific goals with authenticity, credibility and confidence.
    Association Link:
    http://www.aici.org
  • Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP)

    The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly Professional Association of Custom Clothiers) has approximately 400 members across the United States and Canada. Currently there are thirteen local chapters which meet on a regular basis. Any group of five or more Association members may form a chapter. Our mission is to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings. Our members are involved in professional sewing in a variety of garment sewing specialties, including custom clothing, formal and bridal wear, design, pattern making, tailoring and alterations, accessories, costumes, wearable art, image consulting, production sewing, teaching and other industry-related avenues. Among our ranks are many published authors and instructors who are well-recognized and respected in the industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.paccprofessionals.org
  • Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

    Established in 1990 as an independent nonprofit organization, the Board of Certification Professional Ergonomics is the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics. To date, over 1,500 professionals have successfully met BCPE’s certification criteria and been awarded one of the following distinguished credentials: Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP), Associate User Experience Professional (AUXP) or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA).
    Association Link:
    http://www.bcpe.org
  • Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC)

    The Building Industry Association of Southern California is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,350 member companies involved in planning and building Southern California's communities. Our members are involved in all aspects of construction and green building - from architecture to roofing to landscape design
    Association Link:
    http://www.biasc.org
  • California Building Industry Association (CBIA)

    The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association based in Sacramento representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.
    Association Link:
    http://www.cbia.org
  • California Cosmetology Association Inc. (CCA)

    The California Cosmetology Association (CCA) is the largest professional cosmetology association that promotes, represents & legislatively protects the entire cosmetology industry.
    Association Link:
    http://www.the-cca.com
  • California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC)

    The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) establishes and implements professional standards and educational requirements, educates the public, and facilitates interior design professional’s compliance with the standards and code of ethics in order to provide for the protection, health, safety and welfare of the public.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ccidc.org
  • California Fashion Association (CFA)

    The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California.
    Association Link:
    http://www.calfashion.org
  • California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF)

    The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and education center for California's homebuilding and construction industries. Founded in 1978 through the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the Foundation serves the industry by providing scholarships, researchand educational and professional developement programs.
    Association Link:
    http://www.mychf.org
  • California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID)

    The California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID) is an association for interior designers, students, educators and others in the industry, focused on legislative goals pertaining to professional certification to improve professional standards.
    Association Link:
    http://www.clcid.org
  • Center for Health Design (CHD)

    The Center for Health Design (CHD) was formed in 1993 and based on a singular idea – that design could be used to improve patient outcomes in healthcare environments. CHD's mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy.
    Association Link:
    http://www.healthdesign.org
  • Color Association of the United States (CAUS)

    Founded in 1915, The Color Association of The United States creates and delivers global color intelligence across industries. A membership based organization headquartered in New York City, the Color Association serves as premier forecast agent, specialized educator, and trusted advisor to color professionals whose responsibility is to ensure marketplace success for their color decisions in the realm of brands, product and service, and spatial environments.
    Association Link:
    http://www.colorassociation.com
  • Color Marketing Group (CMG)

    The Color Marketing Group (CMG), founded in 1962, is an international association whose members, located in more than 20 countries, forecast Color Directions® nineteen months or more in advance for manufactured products and services. CMG members are Color Designers involved in the use of color as it applies to the profitable marketing of goods and services. CMG provides a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information relating to all phases of color marketing: color trends and combinations; design influences; merchandising and sales; and education and industry contacts. Our members are highly qualified Color Designers who interpret, create, forecast and select colors in order to enhance the function, salability and quality of manufactured goods.
    Association Link:
    http://www.colormarketing.org
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

    The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
    Association Link:
    http://www.accredit-id.org
  • Interior Design Society (IDS)

    The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world's home furnishings capital. Founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores, the Interior Design Society has long since expanded its focus to provide support to professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.
    Association Link:
    http://www.interiordesignsociety.org
  • Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 370 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Scholarship Award, and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship.
    Association Link:
    http://www.cfda.com
  • Fashion Accessories Shippers’ Association (FASA)

    FASA was formed in 1986 by the National Fashion Accessories Association, Inc. (NFAA). FASA is a full-service non-profit trade association. Formerly known as the National Handbag Association, the NFAA was the principal trade association for the Handbag and Fashion Accessories industry since the early 1900's. Now known as FASA and headed by a team of experts, the Association, continuing its trade association tradition, disseminates pertinent information to the fashion accessory industry including manufacturers, importers and shippers. The Association seeks to promote and maintain high standards of ethics, business practices and labor standards in the industry and throughout the international trade community, and to advance, promote and protect the best interests of the industry and those served by the Fashion Accessories Shippers' Association, including businesses in the handbag, belt, small leather goods, glove, umbrella and luggage accessory businesses.
    Association Link:
    http://www.accessoryweb.com
  • Fashion Business Inc. (FBI)

    The Fashion Business Inc (FBI), a unique non-profit organization with an industry specific focus that helps designer entrepreneurs to start and grow sustainable fashion businesses. The organization provides specialized business education and training, strategic advice, and access to industry resources and networks.
    Association Link:
    http://www.fashionbizinc.org
  • Fashion Group International (FGI)

    The Fashion Group International (FGI) is a global, non-profit, professional organization founded in 1930 in New York City to benefit the fashion industry. FGI currently has over 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI is divided into chapters in cities all over the world, with the major chapter in New York City.
    Association Link:
    http://www.fgi.org/
  • Garment Contractors Association of California (GCA)

    Since 1971, Garment Contractors Association has been a nonprofit association has represented the finest garment-contracting businesses of Southern California. Our purpose has always been to provide education in promoting the highest quality of workmanship and business practices to contribute to the viability of our domestic garment and sewn products manufacturing industry, as well as to enhance its reputation. It is also our aim to promote our members' capabilities to their customers and potential customers.
    Association Link:
    http://www.garmentcontractors.org
  • Institute of Destination Architects and Designers (IDAD)

    The Institute of Destination Architects and Designers (IDAD) believes that now is the time to invest in designing and rehabilitating recreational facilities by expanding dialog among IDAD architects, local agencies and private sector stake-holders, as well as resource researchers, conservation organizations and travel and tourism executives. Hydroscapes are the major players in outdoor recreation and national economies. Planning and design for tourism and recreation revitalization is the most important ecological and human safety, health and welfare issue facing designers in the foreseeable future. IDAD is focused on developing and disseminating techniques which can make resort and hydro-scape zones more successful: promoting the human equation and access to natural ecosystems, while preserving the natural conditions.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.idad.org/
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

    The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. (IDEC), is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in interior design. IDEC fosters exchange of information, improvement of educational standards and development of the body of knowledge relative to the quality of life and human performance in the interior environment. IDEC concentrates on the establishment and strengthening of lines of communication among educators, practitioners, educational institutions and other organizations concerned with interior design education.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.idec.org
  • Interior Design Society (IDS)

    A trade association for all those who work in residential interior design, based in High Point, North Carolina, including sales specialists, designers, students, manufacturers/suppliers and others in design-related businesses
    Association Link:
    http://www.interiordesignsociety.org
  • Interior Design Society (IDS), Southern California Chapter

    The Southern California Chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS), a professional organization of residential interior design specialists, serves both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and is dedicated to fostering excellence in design practice.
    Currently Available:
    • Mentorships
    Association Link:
    http://www.idslaventura.org/
  • International Association of Color Consultants of North America (IACC-NA))

    The IACC-International Association of Color Consultants/Designers is one of the oldest color associations in the world, and the only one that accredits architects, interior designers, environmental designers, color psychologists, marketing specialists and so forth, to carry the title of: IACC qualified Color Consultant/Designer (with Diploma).
    Association Link:
    https://iaccna.com/
  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

    Founded in 1969, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    Association Link:
    http://www.iald.org
  • International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA)

    The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is the only all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.
    Association Link:
    http://www.ifda.com
  • International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA), Southern California Chapter

    The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is a worldwide professional alliance of leaders representing the diverse industries that constitute the universe of residential and commercial furnishings and design. Founded in 1947, IFDA is the only all-industry Association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.
    Association Link:
    http://ifdasocal.com/
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.iida.org
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Northern California Chapter

    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. Geographically representing the Bay Area and Central Valley of California as well as Hawaii, the IIDA Northern California Chapter offers a professional community and educational resources to advance your career
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Internships
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.iidanc.org/
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Southern California Chapter

    Providing leadership, advocacy and recognition for the interior design industry, the Southern California chapter promotes professional expertise and design excellence
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.iida-socal.org/
  • International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (ITAA)

    The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. ITAA welcomes professionals employed in those fields who wish to join with members of the Association in the pursuit of knowledge, interchange of ideas, and dissemination of knowledge.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://itaaonline.org
  • National Association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA)

    The National Association of Barber Boards of America represents over 300,000 barbers and the icon of the independent business person.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nationalbarberboards.com
  • North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA)

    The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. NAHFA is committed to helping home furnishings retailers operate highly profitable businesses that provide an exceptional level of service to the consumers who buy their furniture.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nhfa.org
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

    The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 members The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://nkba.org
  • Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

    The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members with the tools and resources for success. PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons/spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals.
    Association Link:
    http://www.probeauty.org/
  • Professional Picture Framers Association (PMA)

    The Professional Picture Framing Association serves more than 2000 fram shops, art galleries and suppliers in North America and overseas. The organization establishes best practices and provides scholarships.
    Association Link:
    http://www.pmai.org
  • Real Estate Staging Association (RESA),

    The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is the trade association for professional home stagers. RESA is the portal to the staging industry and is the source of education and business tools focusing on the needs of stagers. RESA welcomes all stagers and redesigners regardless of their backgrounds, designation and affiliations.
    Association Link:
    http://www.realestatestagingassociation.com/
  • Retail Design Institute (RDI)

    The Retail Design Institute serves 1000+ members in 14 Chapters in the U.S. & internationally. It is the only international professional society totally dedicated to the challenges and rewards of retail store planning and design. Their design professionals include: architects, industrial designers, interior designers, planners, draftsmen and detailers, visual merchandisers, graphic designers, lighting experts, project and construction managers, CAD & IT specialists, & marketing specialists.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    Association Link:
    http://www.retaildesigninstitute.org
  • North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA)

    The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) is committed to being the industry advocate of the home furnishings retailer and is dedicated to providing valuable, consistent services and opportunities for industry networking to help members thrive financially.
    Association Link:
    http://www.nahfa.org/
  • Young Home Furnishings Professionals (YHFP)

    Young Home Furnishings Professionals (YHFP) is dedicated to promoting the home furnishings industry and attracting young professionals to enter and remain in the industry. The association offers an unparalleled peer network that provides opportunities for members to exchange ideas, share strategies and pursue professional development. Members also have access to valuable resources to help them achieve personal and professional growth and success.
    Currently Available:
    • Jobs
    • Scholarships
    Association Link:
    http://www.yhfp.org