Expand your knowledge with continuing education and training. In addition to online information resources, you receive access to seminars, webinars, online training, conferences with in-depth workshops and chapter events-many for free or at greatly reduced rates. You get access to industry professionals through member-only forums to get targeted advice when you need it.
Build business connections through networking. Developing professional relationships with others in the sewing and design industry is a great way to share ideas, learn best practices, discover opportunities, and get referrals for services and vendors. Join other like-minded individuals to share, connect and collaborate to boost each other’s businesses and support camaraderie in the sewing and design community.
Increase the visibility of your business. Expand your business’ reach with free promotional features on web and social media. A listing in the Sewing Professionals Directory can put your business in front of prospective clients and offers you a referral network within which you can give and receive clients.
Create credibility for your brand. Including the ASDP logo on your website and printed materials gives your clients greater confidence in your workmanship and reinforces your company’s reputation as trustworthy. Exclusive participation in the annual Threads Challenge, association fashion shows and showcases, and sponsored sewing and design recognition awards can set your business apart from the competition. Plus opportunities to create content, help in committees, and serve in leadership can expand your personal and professional development.Increase your purchasing power. Take advantage of group rates for health insurance, discounts or specials from vendors and suppliers, and special member pricing for MSDP/MAS Certification, University of Fashion, Threads magazine/digital access and more.