Dear ASDP Board

Why Join ASDP?

An ASDP Membership comes with its benefits! Read more for a specific listing of qualifications and benefit matrix for each of our five membership levels.

Contact the VP of Membership to inquire further about membership options and qualifications.

sewing professionals in various settings

Membership Benefits

Below is a list of just a few of the many benefits a membership provides:

  • Networking opportunities via chapter and national events, and on-line via e-mail discussion forums
  • Education and training at annual National Educational Conference
  • Advice from industry colleagues whenever you need help - to find a product, vendor, technique, machine recommendation, client solution, or other dilemmas faced by business professionals
  • Client referrals from national website
  • Master Sewing and Design Professional (MSDP) Certification and Master Alterations Specialist (MAS) Certification at discounted rates
  • Vendor discounts
  • Online learning opportunities, such as discounted membership in the University of Fashion program
  • Learn professional, best business practices for the sewing industry
  • Camaraderie of others with sewing and design interests
  • Participate in annual Threads Challenge*
  • Participate in Members' Showcase/Runway Show at annual Conference
  • Stay on top of industry issues and news
  • Access sample contracts, business plans, creative links, and more in the "Members Only" content of website
  • Raise your confidence and professional profile

* Not available to Student Members

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Compare Membership Level Benefits

Click on the tabs below to explore the Formal, Emerging, Student, Retired, and Patron membership levels.

If you would like to view a comparison of the levels side by side, we have a membership comparison chart available.

Formal Emerging Student Retired Patron
Annual Membership Dues $200 $120 $40 $100 $100
Membership Requirements Individuals currently running or working in a sewing and design (or related) business, either full or part-time Individuals who are investigating or developing a sewing and design (or related) business Individuals enrolled, full or part-time, in a qualified program of study leading to a certificate or degree in a business or sewing and design or related field Individuals who have retired from a sewing and design (or related) business as identified in the qualifications of Formal Membership Individuals not on a path to a business in the sewing and design industry but specialize in some related aspect such as home interior specialists, wardrobe, etc.
Listing in sewing Professionals Directory
Threads Challenge Elegibility
Vendor Discounts
Voting Privileges
Members Only Website & Blog
Forum and Facebook Group
Voices Presentations
Educational Opportunities
Learn more about Formal Membership benefits Learn more about Emerging Membership benefits Learn more about Student Membership benefits Learn more about Retired Membership benefits

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