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.


  • Free trade tops list for footwear industry post-BrexitJanuary 31, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Footwear brands, manufacturers and retailers have said maintaining a free trade agreement with the EU and global markets is a priority during Brexit negotiations. The British Footwear Association (BFA), which represents the UK’s £7.85bn footwear industry, has compiled a white paper on its position, priorities and recommendations for leaving the European Union. Free trade within […]

  • Selling to Korea – UK Fashion and FootwearJanuary 31, 2017 - 4:16 pm

    ABOUT THE SEMINAR If Korea is a potential new market for you, this seminar will give you a good overview about the Korean fashion market. Korea is the world’s 7th largest fashion market and APAC’s 3rd largest e-commerce market with 77% of all Koreans purchasing clothing items online in 2016 – making the market reachable […]

  • EXPO RIVA SCHUH – EDITION 87January 31, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    With a total of 13,024 visitors walking through the doors of Expo Riva Schuh (in line with January 2016 numbers), we saw the end of another edition of Expo Riva this January. It is clear the Expo Riva remains the hub for volume sales footwear with all of the relevant buyers from around the world […]

  • Make 2017 a Year of Future-ProofingJanuary 31, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    by Bryan Oknyansky With 1 out of 12 months down in 2017, the pressure is on all of us to reintroduce ourselves – and our value – to the public. A key takeaway from British and international social developments in the last year is that legacies and opportunities have no laurels to rest on. In […]