WFO’s Associate membership is composed of WFO National Chapters sharing the
objectives as set forth in the Introductory Statement contributing to its
purposes stated in WFO Constitution.
In principal, WFO individual members shall be represented by and through
the respective WFO National Chapter in each country. Therefore, any individual
member whose affiliation to a WFO National Chapter is terminated for any reason
shall, ipso facto, be removed from membership in WFO. WFO National Chapter for
a country shall be generally called in the format of “Country name-WFA”, for
example, as “U.S. WFA” and “France WFA” or vice versa unless otherwise duly
approved by WFO World Headquarters.
i) Subject to WFO Constitution, the pre-qualified organizations which
represent the main international fashion business of their country, they also
may initiate to establish the WFO National Chapter for a country by signing WFO
Charter between the Assembly of Governors and the prospective WFO National
ii) For the organization which is duly approved as WFO National Chapters in
a country, however, does not adopt the name of WFA and logo as primary, i.e.
being already known as other names such as International Fashion Association,
its precise names is left to the discretion of its members, provided that its
relationship with WFO along with WFO name and logo is clearly indicated on its
letterhead, publications and documentation.
iii) In the absence of WFO National Chapter therein, the World Headquarters
shall function as the respective WFO National Chapter pro tempore until after
the WFO National Chapter for a country is duly established for its
iv) As Associate member, WFO National Chapters may participate, without
voting powers, in the meetings of the Assembly of Governors, it being
understood that together they shall be represented by a delegation of a very
limited number and that due consideration shall be given to their worldwide
representation. The persons making up this delegation are appointed yearly by
the Assembly of Governors, upon proposal of the Board of Governors.