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Pop in for a Pop-Up. Expand your design world through the Knowledge College. Create new friendships and grow and give back to your community. Don a Glam Mask and kick up your heels.  These are just some of the events the DC chapter offers. Innovative and creative ideas are always welcome too.


From its inception, imaginative and constructive programs fulfilled its goals. The first major challenge of the new organization was the creation of Home Fashions Time with its slogan, "Enjoy Living at Home". Initiated in 1948 and debuted in 1949, it was a nation-wide promotion adopted by 8000 retailers and endorsed by nineteen industry associations and most major buying offices. Other innovative programs, Career Day, Trailblazer Awards, Design Fellowships, student scholarships and community service projects were early highlights that sought to reinforce the stature of members and the directions of the industry. Some continue to this day in both traditional and new formats.

Tuesday Talks 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Materials experts step forward to host educational events, while specialists share their knowledge and experience through seminars--offering tips and tricks , industry trends, marketing wisdom and ways to improve your business!


Welcome to IFDA

Next Event:  September 30, 2022

Join us for a private tour of Hillwood Estate Mansion and gardens.


Masquerade Ball
Next Event:  March 2023
The IFDA Masquerade Ball is the newest addition to the organization's repertoire of exciting events.  The night is about celebrating another year, giving back to the community and having fun for the night!


EF Fundraiser

Next Event:  October 18, 2022 

Get your tickets and RSVP today!


Next Event:  September 2022

IFDAdc arranges Resources to network and grow the design industry.  Our goal is to place everything you need to urn a successful business, or home, right at your fingertips - for a few hours at least!

Kennedy Inst. Christmas Party 
December 2022

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person event has been cancelled. BUT - we have not forgotten our traditions of bringing Christmas to these 42 children and students. Please  be an 'angel' and help contribute to the costs of the gifts.

Happy Hours 
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022

Come join us for a few hours, with a few drinks, snacks, networking and fun!! Get tickets today!

Knowledge College
Next Event:  July 2022

Get your tickets today! Choose between two educational options when you register. 

Next Event:
  September 27, 2022

Twice a year we hold a specific event for our student membership and non-member students.  We always welcome members to attend this event.  The event will have networking opportunities as well as a learning opportunity with a presentation from a local trade business.