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Membership Levels and Benefits

There are five membership levels for participating in ASDP. Dues for members are based on level and optional chapter membership.

Benefits and discount received vary between membership levels. Read more for a specific listing of qualifications and benefit matrix.

Contact membership@sewingprofessionals.com to inquire further about membership options and qualifications.

Membership Levels At A Glance:

Formal: $200/year
Emerging: $120/year
Student: $40/year
Retired: $100/year
Patron: $100/year

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Which Membership Level Is Right For Me?

  • Formal ($200/year) - Formal membership is open to individuals currently running or working in a sewing and design (or related) business, either full or part-time. Learn more about the benefits of being a Formal member.

  • Emerging ($120/year) - Emerging membership is open to individuals who are investigating or developing a sewing and design (or related) business. Level is restricted to a two-year limit. Learn more about the benefits of being an Emerging member.

  • Student ($40/year) - Student membership is open to individuals enrolled, full- or part-time, in a qualified program of study leading to a certificate, an associate, a bachelor, or an advanced degree in a business or apparel-, textile-, or merchandising-related field. Requires evidence of enrollment on initial application and for student dues renewal. Read more about the benefits of being a Student member.

  • Retired ($100/year) - Retired Membership is open to individuals who have retired from a sewing and design (or related) business as identified in the qualifications of Formal Membership. View the benefits of becoming a Retired member.

  • Patron ($100/year)Patron Membership is open to those who specialize in some related aspect of the sewing and design industry, and may include home interior specialists, wardrobe, color and image consultants, dry cleaners, retailors, and employees in a sewing-related business. Patron Membership is also open to individuals who are not on a path to a business in the sewing and design industry.

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Chapter Membership

In addition to national membership, individuals may choose to also join one or more association chapters within their geographic area; national membership is required for chapter membership. Annual chapter dues vary by chapter and membership category, but typically range from $15-50 per year. Chapters hold periodic meetings which allow for local networking and coverage of a variety of business and technical topics, as well as fabric/material sourcing outings and attendance at exhibits of interest.

Check out more information about ASDP chapters!


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