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We exist to support footwear businesses big and small, including: retailers, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers. We also represent, educate and provide advice to our members to help them achieve sustainable and profitable growth.

From concept to carrier bag, the BFA is at the center of the UK’s footwear industry. We enable a myriad of businesses and sectors to come together to share, support and learn... which ultimately enhances the UK footwear industry as a whole.

The BFA, to use our shorthand name, is a non-profit trade association. Our dedication to supporting and strengthening UK footwear helps to reinforce its position as a recognised world leader.


“At BFA we want to think forward towards a ‘not-so-distance’ future where we are back together networking and experiencing exquisite products in reality not virtually. That’s why we are so excited to announce our partnership with the MODA trade show. We are ready, they are ready – let’s do this together!”

Lucy Reece Raybould, Chief Executive, BFA

“MODA, with Spring and Autumn Fair are delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with the prestigious British Footwear Association. Established for over 120 years, the BFA is the only national and internationally recognised body for the British Footwear Industry offering support, training and development in addition to being the most powerful Government lobbying organisation on behalf of the industry. Together we are focused on our joint goal of bringing the footwear industry back together again, providing support and exciting new business opportunities for this most dynamic sector”

Lisa Govier, Director Footwear, Moda