For the Footwear Industry since 1898

 We are the British Footwear Association – we’ve been committed to promoting British talent and skills within the footwear industry for over a century.

Providing support, resources, training and guidance to our members who range from the biggest established brand names to small start-up labels, the BFA’s mission is to promote and celebrate British footwear, and the British footwear industry globally.

As a member many of our services are free!

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These are a few of our members. Click here to see the full list

Images used with the kind permission of Leyshon Ltd.


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