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Memberships are available to individuals or corporations that are engaged in supplying or servicing the sewn products industry.

Supplier Membership is available to individuals, firms, or corporations that are engaged in supplying or servicing the sewn products industry.

Associate Membership is available to individuals, firms or corporations that are a media representative, a trade show organizer, or another trade association.

Membership Dues

Membership dues are based on annual sales in U.S. dollars and are payable on the honor system. The membership year is May 1 through April 30 of each year.

Membership Forms

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Membership Benefits

Market Updates – This report, exclusive to SPESA members, provides market information to help SPESA members conduct business on a global basis. The Market Update provides country or market background information and current trade opportunities, as well as market-and trade-related information that may be of interest.

SPESA Newsletter – SPESA's newsletter, SPESA Speaks, is mailed to members, allied associations, and prospective members. It provides relevant information about SPESA's activities, member profiles, new member data, upcoming events, inter-association communiqués, and industry news.

Annual Meetings – SPESA's Annual Meetings are highly anticipated and considered a valuable business advantage. The programs contain a wealth of information and deal with issues specific to the survival and growth of supplier companies that serve the sewn products industry. The Annual Meetings provide a once-a-year opportunity to network with industry friends and peers and to help benchmark your business, always at venues that promise good fun, good food, and good times!

Strategic Alliances – SPESA believes in strategic alliances with key associations, both domestically and internationally, to increase market coverage, to promote trade shows, and to deliver educational information to our members and customers. SPESA has forged alliances with CANAIVE (Mexican Apparel Manufacturers Chamber), ABRAMACO (Brazilian equipment suppliers), AAFA (American Apparel & Footwear Association), JASMA (Japanese sewing machine association), VDMA (German machinery association), IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International), ANITEC (Nicaraguan apparel & textile manufacturers), CECATEC-RD (Central American-Dominican Council of Textiles and Apparel), CSMA (China Sewing Machinery Association), VESTEX (Guatemalan Apparel Manufacturers), and ADOZONA (Dominican Republic Free Zones association), AHM (Honduras Manufacturers Association).

Online Directory of Members, Products, Services – Published "just in time" in both English and Spanish, the SPESA Directory is designed to make it easy to identify and contact companies that supply equipment, products, supplies, and services for the global sewn products industry. Whether surveying the market or planning a modernization project or new facility, the Directory guides potential customers quickly to the right company and the right individual to contact.

Opportunities for Advertising and Sponsorships

Behind The Seams – A free, twice-monthly Internet-based news service for the sewn products industry, Behind The Seams provides a valuable service to SPESA members and their customers. The news service contains the latest information from the sewn products industry and news from suppliers to the industry, along with a listing of upcoming events. Twice each month Behind The Seams is sent directly to more than 30,000 recipients with an even greater "pass along" readership. While this news service is partially supported by the SPESA treasury, it also relies upon advertising revenue.


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