Why Join the ICFA?

The list of membership benefits is consistently updated to provide added value to each business segment served. We encourage you to identify new ways in which we can make your membership even more relevant and attract industry professionals whose businesses would benefit from affiliation with the ICFA.

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Industrial Intelligence

As a member of ICFA you have exclusive access to business information unavailable from any other sources.

The Manufacturer’s Quarterly Trends Report is a confidential survey of operating ratios and is made available to all manufacturer and importer members. This customized report, prepared by ICFA partner Industry Insights, includes financial benchmarks comparing operations and business practices of participating companies. Personalized analyses include company market share and year-to-year variations.

Education and Training

The ICFA is committed to providing continued education on new technologies, more efficient business practices and the latest industry and consumer trends.


Casual Market Chicago

As a co-sponsor of the only market dedicated exclusively to indoor and outdoor casual furnishings and accessories, the ICFA provides many membership benefits relating to this “300,000 square foot exhibit area” event held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Discounts on exhibit space leases make participation easier for our members and provide an incentive for showing more new products.

ICFA Retail Roundtable

The Retail Roundtable provides an opportunity for members to meet the day before Casual Market Chicago from noon to 6 pm to discuss topics of interest.

The ICFA Awards Gala

The annual celebration of pride in our industry, the ICFA Awards Gala features a reception, banquet dinner, entertainment and the presentation of several awards. Members are entitled to discounted tickets for this premier industry event.


ICFA Lounge at Casual Market Chicago

Members are encouraged to visit the ICFA Lounge for relaxation, refreshment or to host a small meeting. Open throughout the market, the Lounge is a great place to meet up with your industry colleagues.

Awards Program

The ICFA membership includes the most influential and forward-thinking individuals and companies in the casual furnishings field. As your trade organization, we honor excellence and achievement every year through a comprehensive awards program acknowledging successes in each segment of our membership.

Learn more about ICFA Awards


Product Promotion Support

Public Relations 

ICFA members have immediate access to complimentary professional public relations services to achieve a range of marketing objectives including crisis communications, market event planning, press kit review and assistance and consumer media outreach.

Product Photos on the ICFA Website

We encourage our members to submit product photos to enhance the graphic appeal of our website. Submittals are reviewed and selected by the ICFA administration. Log in as a member to submit your product photos.

Member Blogs

Members are invited to guest-write blog posts for posting on the ICFA website. Submittals are reviewed and selected by the IFCA administration. Log in as a member to submit your blog.

For information on product promotion services, contact Jackie Hirschhaut at Jackie@ICFAnet.org or (336) 881-1016.