Founded in 1944, the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) is the oldest, largest, and most effective footwear trade association in the U.S. It represents the full breadth of the footwear industry, supporting more than 100 companies and over 200 brands, from research, design and development, to manufacturing and distribution, to retailers selling to consumers all over the globe. What FDRA does is simple: It advocates for lower costs for consumers, allowing its members to sell more shoes and create jobs.
The Fashion Footwear Association of New York has been bringing footwear manufacturers and retailers, the industry players, together for over 34 years. We are a not-for-profit trade association representing footwear manufacturers from around the world and are prominent members of the New York fashion community.
The Fur Council of Canada is a national, non-profit association representing people working in every sector of the Canadian fur trade, in all regions of the country.
One of the unique features of the Canadian fur trade is that it includes all the sectors, from primary producers to finished products: i.e., trappers, farmers, auction houses, processors, designers, craftspeople, manufacturers and retail furriers.
Some 65,000 Canadians work in the fur trade, contributing $800 million for the Canadian economy, including more than $300 million in exports.
The Northwest Market Association is comprised of independent reps throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Over 1,200 lines are represented at the market held near Portland, Oregon.
The market takes place twice a year – once in the Spring and the other in the Fall. You’ll find women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, footwear, lingerie and undergarments, handbags, gifts, accessories.