Why Join the ICFA?
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.
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.
Product Promotion Support
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.
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.