Membership

The National Upholstery Association (NUA) promotes awareness of upholstery and helps establish upholstery as a thriving trade.

Professional, Educator, and Industry Partner members are listed in the NUA public directory. If you would not like to be listed in the directory, please email us and we can hide it.

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Membership Levels

Click on a membership level below for details about its benefits.

Professional - $150/year

Our most common membership level. Open to anyone involved in the professional trade of upholstery including shop owners and upholsterers working in a shop.

Benefits Include:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Educational webinars*
  • Join our monthly webinars live or watch on-demand at your leisure


  • Pricing Survey Results*
  • See how your upholstery services pricing measures up to other shops in your region (survey results currently limited to US-based upholsterers)


  • Industry Events*
  • Members receive discounted ticket prices for NUA-sponsored industry events


  • Listing in the Upholsterers Directory*
  • Your business listed in the public Upholsterers Directory where potential clients in your area can find you


  • Member Discounts*
  • Take advantage of exclusive, member-only discounts from our Industry Partners


  • Use of NUA Logo*
  • Display the NUA’s logo on your website or social media and show your support for the industry


  • Voting Rights*
  • Vote for your NUA Directors At Large and other topics related to the Association


  • Newsletters
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter highlighting current topics such as announcements, upcoming events, and industry news


  • Articles on industry related topics
  • Curated content from across the web. Keep abreast on what's going on in the industry


  • Community Meetings
  • Engage with other upholstery professionals to discuss a variety of relevant, moderated topics


  • Regional Meetups
  • An invitation to attend NUA-sponsored events in your region


  • Recommended Reading
  • Grow your upholstery library by tapping into our comprehensive book list


  • Access to the Educators Directory
  • Find an upholstery educator in your area


  • Employment Listings
  • Looking for help? Post a position to our Job Board. Looking for work? See who's hiring near you


  • Industry Advocacy and Representation
  • Keep a pulse on ever-changing federal laws and policies. Let us advocate on behalf of the industry


  • Sustainable Upholstery Practices
  • We promote environmental stewardship. Learn how your shop can become more sustainable in its upholstery practices

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Educator Supporting - $150/year

This level gets you the same benefits as a Professional member, but you're listed in the Educators directory instead of the Upholsterers directory.

Benefits Include:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Educational webinars*
  • Join our monthly webinars live or watch on-demand at your leisure


  • Pricing Survey Results*
  • See how your upholstery services pricing measures up to other shops in your region (survey results currently limited to US-based upholsterers)


  • Industry Events*
  • Members receive discounted ticket prices for NUA-sponsored industry events


  • Listing in the Educators Directory*
  • Your business listed in the public Educators Directory where NUA members and other upholstery professionals can find you


  • Member Discounts*
  • Take advantage of exclusive, member-only discounts from our Industry Partners


  • Use of NUA Logo*
  • Display the NUA’s logo on your website or social media and show your support for the industry


  • Voting Rights*
  • Vote for your NUA Directors At Large and other topics related to the Association


  • Newsletters
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter highlighting current topics such as announcements, upcoming events, and industry news


  • Articles on industry related topics
  • Curated content from across the web. Keep abreast on what's going on in the industry


  • Community Meetings
  • Engage with other upholstery professionals to discuss a variety of relevant, moderated topics


  • Regional Meetups
  • An invitation to attend NUA-sponsored events in your region


  • Recommended Reading
  • Grow your upholstery library by tapping into our comprehensive book list


  • Access to the Educators Directory
  • Find an upholstery educator in your area


  • Employment Listings
  • Looking for help? Post a position to our Job Board. Looking for work? See who's hiring near you


  • Industry Advocacy and Representation
  • Keep a pulse on ever-changing federal laws and policies. Let us advocate on behalf of the industry


  • Sustainable Upholstery Practices
  • We promote environmental stewardship. Learn how your shop can become more sustainable in its upholstery practices

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Educator Premium - $300/year

Upholstery schools and educators can join at this level. Includes all the benefits of the Supporting level, plus additional promotional opportunities.

Receive all the benefits of Supporting membership PLUS:

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  • Sponsorship Opportunities*
  • Become a named NUA sponsor at national and regional networking events


  • Partner Highlight on Website*
  • Highlight your business on our dedicated Industry Partner webpage. Market to a captive audience of upholstery professionals


  • Event Promotion*
  • Promote your business’ events on the NUA’ Event Calendar (up to 6 per year)


  • Email Promotion*
  • Send promotional emails to NUA members (up to 1 per year)


  • Social Media Promotion*
  • Promote your business on NUA’s social media channels (up to 1 per year)


  • Guest Blogger*
  • Invitation to write a guest blog post (up to 2 per year)


  • Give an Educational Webinar*
  • Invitation to present a webinar to NUA members (educational content - 1 per year)


  • Personal NUA Liaison*
  • Access an NUA Liaison who will help you maximize use of your Partner benefits

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Industry Partner - Bronze - $300/year

Businesses that support and serve today’s upholsterers, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, fabric, upholstery supplies, and other businesses that support the mission of the NUA.

Industry Partner-Bronze members receive the same benefits as Professional members, but they are listed in the Vendors directory instead of the Upholsterers directory.

Benefits Include:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Educational webinars*
  • Join our monthly webinars live or watch on-demand at your leisure


  • Pricing Survey Results*
  • See how your upholstery services pricing measures up to other shops in your region (survey results currently limited to US-based upholsterers)


  • Industry Events*
  • Members receive discounted ticket prices for NUA-sponsored industry events


  • Listing in the Vendors Directory*
  • Your business listed in the public Vendors Directory where NUA members and other upholstery professionals can find you


  • Member Discounts*
  • Take advantage of exclusive, member-only discounts from our Industry Partners


  • Use of NUA Logo*
  • Display the NUA’s logo on your website or social media and show your support for the industry


  • Voting Rights*
  • Vote for your NUA Directors At Large and other topics related to the Association


  • Newsletters
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter highlighting current topics such as announcements, upcoming events, and industry news


  • Articles on industry related topics
  • Curated content from across the web. Keep abreast on what's going on in the industry


  • Community Meetings
  • Engage with other upholstery professionals to discuss a variety of relevant, moderated topics


  • Regional Meetups
  • An invitation to attend NUA-sponsored events in your region


  • Recommended Reading
  • Grow your upholstery library by tapping into our comprehensive book list


  • Access to the Educators Directory
  • Find an upholstery educator in your area


  • Employment Listings
  • Looking for help? Post a position to our Job Board. Looking for work? See who's hiring near you


  • Industry Advocacy and Representation
  • Keep a pulse on ever-changing federal laws and policies. Let us advocate on behalf of the industry


  • Sustainable Upholstery Practices
  • We promote environmental stewardship. Learn how your shop can become more sustainable in its upholstery practices

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Industry Partner - Silver - $600/year

Businesses that support and serve today’s upholsterers, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, fabric, upholstery supplies, and other businesses that support the mission of the NUA.

This partner level includes all the benefits of the Bronze level PLUS includes promotional opportunities throughout the year.

Receive all the benefits of Bronze membership PLUS:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Sponsorship Opportunities*
  • Become a named NUA sponsor at national and regional networking events


  • Partner Highlight on Website*
  • Highlight your business on our dedicated Industry Partner webpage. Market to a captive audience of upholstery professionals


  • Event Promotion*
  • Promote your business’ events on the NUA’ Event Calendar (up to 6 per year)


  • Email Promotion*
  • Send promotional emails to NUA members (up to 1 per year)


  • Social Media Promotion*
  • Promote your business on NUA’s social media channels (up to 1 per year)


  • Guest Blogger*
  • Invitation to write a guest blog post (up to 2 per year)


  • Give an Educational Webinar*
  • Invitation to present a webinar to NUA members (educational content - 1 per year)


  • Personal NUA Liaison*
  • Access an NUA Liaison who will help you maximize use of your Partner benefits

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Industry Partner - Gold - $1,000/year

Businesses that support and serve today’s upholsterers, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, fabric, upholstery supplies, and other businesses that support the mission of the NUA.

This premium partner level includes all the benefits of Bronze and Silver levels PLUS includes premium sponsorship on the NUA's website, webinars, and other NUA activities.

Receive all the benefits of Bronze AND Silver membership PLUS:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Feature Listing*
  • Feature your business prominently on the Home page of NUA’s website


  • Give a Promotional Webinar*
  • Invitation to present promotional webinars to NUA members (any content - 1 per year)


  • Advertise on NUA's Facebook Page*
  • Promote your business or current specials on NUA’s Facebook page (up to 12 per year)


  • Community Meeting Sponsorship*
  • Your business mentioned as a Sponsor at each Community Meeting (up to 10 per year)


  • Fireside Chats / Speaker Series*
  • Speaker invitation to NUA’s Fireside Chats / Speaker Series (1 per year)

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Student - $75/year

Those learning the trade of upholstery in order to pursue employment in the field can join at this level for up to 2 years. Please provide information about the school or instruction method on the application.

Students receive the same benefits as Professional members but are not listed in the Upholsterers Directory and do not have Voting Rights.

Benefits Include:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Educational webinars*
  • Join our monthly webinars live or watch on-demand at your leisure


  • Pricing Survey Results*
  • See how your upholstery services pricing measures up to other shops in your region (survey results currently limited to US-based upholsterers)


  • Industry Events*
  • Members receive discounted ticket prices for NUA-sponsored industry events


  • Member Discounts*
  • Take advantage of exclusive, member-only discounts from our Industry Partners


  • Use of NUA Logo*
  • Display the NUA’s logo on your website or social media and show your support for the industry


  • Newsletters
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter highlighting current topics such as announcements, upcoming events, and industry news


  • Articles on industry related topics
  • Curated content from across the web. Keep abreast on what's going on in the industry


  • Community Meetings
  • Engage with other upholstery professionals to discuss a variety of relevant, moderated topics


  • Regional Meetups
  • An invitation to attend NUA-sponsored events in your region


  • Recommended Reading
  • Grow your upholstery library by tapping into our comprehensive book list


  • Access to the Educators Directory
  • Find an upholstery educator in your area


  • Employment Listings
  • Looking for help? Post a position to our Job Board. Looking for work? See who's hiring near you


  • Industry Advocacy and Representation
  • Keep a pulse on ever-changing federal laws and policies. Let us advocate on behalf of the industry


  • Sustainable Upholstery Practices
  • We promote environmental stewardship. Learn how your shop can become more sustainable in its upholstery practices

* Exclusive members-only benefit

Retiree - $25/year

Those retired from the upholstery trade can join at this level.

Retirees receive the same benefits as Professional members but are not listed in the Upholsterers Directory and do not have Voting Rights.

Benefits Include:

(hover over benefit for additional information)

  • Educational webinars*
  • Join our monthly webinars live or watch on-demand at your leisure


  • Pricing Survey Results*
  • See how your upholstery services pricing measures up to other shops in your region (survey results currently limited to US-based upholsterers)


  • Industry Events*
  • Members receive discounted ticket prices for NUA-sponsored industry events


  • Member Discounts*
  • Take advantage of exclusive, member-only discounts from our Industry Partners


  • Use of NUA Logo*
  • Display the NUA’s logo on your website or social media and show your support for the industry


  • Newsletters
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter highlighting current topics such as announcements, upcoming events, and industry news


  • Articles on industry related topics
  • Curated content from across the web. Keep abreast on what's going on in the industry


  • Community Meetings
  • Engage with other upholstery professionals to discuss a variety of relevant, moderated topics


  • Regional Meetups
  • An invitation to attend NUA-sponsored events in your region


  • Recommended Reading
  • Grow your upholstery library by tapping into our comprehensive book list


  • Access to the Educators Directory
  • Find an upholstery educator in your area


  • Employment Listings
  • Looking for help? Post a position to our Job Board. Looking for work? See who's hiring near you


  • Industry Advocacy and Representation
  • Keep a pulse on ever-changing federal laws and policies. Let us advocate on behalf of the industry


  • Sustainable Upholstery Practices
  • We promote environmental stewardship. Learn how your shop can become more sustainable in its upholstery practices

* Exclusive members-only benefit



Membership Dues

Membership dues pay for member benefits (e.g., webinars, networking events) and to help support and promote the upholstery industry. A small portion of the dues are used for administrative costs associated with managing an all-volunteer organization, including web site fees, budgeting software, and association management software.

By having an association dedicated to the upholstery trade, it raises the awareness of upholstery everywhere.

All dues must be paid the day you join or renew.

Note: For the convenience of our members, all membership dues now default to recurring payments at joining or renewal. To opt-out of recurring payments, simply go to your profile, click the "Invoices and payments" tab, then click the "Stop recurring payments" button beside the membership renewal transaction. You must be logged in to make changes to your profile.

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