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Who We Are


Founded in 1934 by insightful sales representatives in Chicago, IHFRA (International Home Furnishings Representatives Association) has evolved into a dynamic, member-based, not-for-profit 501(C)(6) trade association headquartered in High Point, North Carolina.

Our Evolution

Originally known as the National Wholesale Representatives Association, IHFRA emerged from a vision of fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among home furnishings sales representatives nationwide. Today, our core values of communication, education, professionalism, and ethical behavior remain steadfast.

Original CHR Committee
group meeting outdoors in a beer garden

IHFRA Membership is More Than Good Business, it’s a Family Thing.

We truly consider our members to be part of the IHFRA family. While we love saving you thousands of dollars through our benefits programs and watching you succeed in your field, we also truly enjoy sharing good stories around a table with friends. When you join IHFRA, you have a seat at our table, and we look forward to getting to know you!

Our Purpose

IHFRA is dedicated to empowering, supporting, and advocating for its members within the home furnishings industry. We achieve this through:


Facilitating networking, connection, events, webinars, education, and strategic partnerships, fostering innovation in the industry.


Providing over 60 unique resources and discount programs, newsletters, exclusive opportunities, and access to trade shows through our Lapel Pin, along with job opportunities and best practices sharing.


Serving as an industry authority and expert, highlighting the benefits of a representative, sharing success stories, presenting awards and recognition, lobbying in Washington, and providing education and insights into various business categories.


IHFRA is a forward-thinking organization, committed to the continuous growth and success of our members. As the industry evolves, so do we, embracing new methods of networking, education, and advocacy. IHFRA stands as a cornerstone of professionalism, productivity, and profitability for home furnishings representatives, embodying the principles on which we were founded while boldly charting a course toward a dynamic and empowered future.

We Would Love To Have You Join Us.

IHFRA is passionate about growing our organization to include individuals and businesses in every aspect of the furniture industry. Please reach out to us so we can get to know you.

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