About the NUA
Since 2019, the National Upholstery Association (NUA) has been dedicated to increasing the health of the upholstery trade. We have membership levels for students, professionals, educators, and industry partners from across North America.
We provide our members with on-line learning and networking opportunities such as:
The NUA looks forward to keeping up with our easy to access on-line materials, as well as bringing more in person opportunities in the future.
The Mission of the National Upholstery Association is to work together with the greater upholstery community to support and advance the field of professional upholstery. The Vision of the National Upholstery Association is to inspire a rebirth of the upholstery profession as a collaborative community of artists, entrepreneurs, historians, and champions for sustainability.
We believe that skilled upholstery has a continued relevance in the U.S. and Canada. We see upholsterers as a diverse community of smart, determined people who are excited to work together to accomplish great things in the field of upholstery
Our guiding principles are Knowledge & Learning, Diversity, Accessibility & Openness, Community, Outreach & Partnership, Creativity & Innovation.STRATEGIC PLAN (PDF)
Meet the Board
The NUA owes much of its leadership, support, and confidence to its Board. Encompassing the mission and vision of the NUA, our Board is a diverse group of professionals that are committed to advancing our work, maximizing our impact, and incorporating many points of view.MORE
The National Upholstery Association was created by the upholstery community itself. A handful of community members took the initiative, rolled up their sleeves, and got to work to create an organization.MORE
The Board of Directors formed several committees to address the ongoing needs of the organization & membership. Each committee is led by a chair and composed of one or more volunteers. Each committee meets virtually once a month to coordinate their responsibilities
The Board Positions
The Board of Directors consists of four executive officers, plus up to seven Directors at Large, and serves as the governing body of the NUA. Individuals who sit on the board oversee the NUA’s activities and meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.