|The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of jewelry and accessories. With over 225 member companies, from small independent businesses to large multi-national corporations, our efforts provide information to members concerning regulatory issues both current and forthcoming. Our membership incorporates a highly dynamic and competitive segment of the fashion industry that provides attractive, high-quality jewelry and accessories to adults and children worldwide.
Fashion jewelry came into vogue in the 1930s as the Art Deco period was ending in the United States. While jewelry until that time was typically composed of gold or silver, the Great Depression made the luxury of gold and even silver hard to attain for many people. Fashion jewelry provided an alternative to expensive precious metal jewelry, and even incorporated dramatic designs and color schemes. Fashion jewelry offers women the choice to wear a breathtaking design without the breathtaking price of gold and gems.
|FJATA members have taken this history to heart in that they too strive to provide a beautiful product at a moderate price point. Our members manufacture domestically, import from other countries, and some are retailers who purchase their products both from domestic and foreign manufacturers. We are not makers of promotional products or vending machine items.
Our members care deeply about the safety of our products, and safety is the number one priority for our industry. We fully support safe national standards that are peer-reviewed, and science-based for jewelry and accessories. FJATA even led the ASTM subcommittee that developed the first comprehensive children’s jewelry safety standard.
We are proud of our industry, proud of our products, and proud that these products bring joy to millions of consumers.