The Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) merges operations with Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) to streamline operations and bring added value to members.

Press Release

 December 31st, 2018

New York, New York / Wickford, Rhode Island

 The Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) merges operations with Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) to streamline operations and bring added value to members.

 The Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) and Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) are pleased to announce they will merge operations to bring added benefits and value to their respective members.  FJATA will join FASA and Gemini Shippers Association as an independent organization within Gemini Shippers Group.

Brent Cleaveland, Executive Director of FJATA will continue to lead the organization, which will operate as an independent association with offices in Wickford, Rhode Island and New York.

Commenting on the agreement Sara Mayes, President and CEO of the group states, “We are very pleased to have FJATA join our group and look forward to working with Brent and his team.  Brent is a leading expert in various regulatory frameworks that affect the accessories and jewelry industry and he has a long track record of working with state and federal regulators to help shape reasonable policies for the benefit of the jewelry and accessories industry.”

Brent Cleaveland reflected on the announcement stating, “FJATA has had a long-standing cooperation with FASA and this formal joining of operations is a logical next step for both organizations. As a member of the group, FJATA will be able to leverage the back-office operations and resources of Gemini Shippers Group, allowing for expanding services for the FJATA membership. We also hope to introduce FJATA to the members of Gemini Shippers Association and FASA, many of whom can benefit from the valuable service FJATA provides”.

About FJATA:

The Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA), a non-profit trade association representing the jewelry and accessories industries in government affairs and legislative matters.  FJATA represented the industry in Proposition 65 negotiations codified in the California Metal Containing Jewelry law. Our work on safety and compliance includes chairing of the ASTM Jewelry committee and the development of the FJATA Corporate Social Responsibility audit protocol. We work with the CPSC and the Customs and Border Patrol on favorable importing procedures and are the leading trade association working on worldwide harmonization issues.  For more information on FJATA please contact Brent Cleveland at (401) 9667-0520 or visit our website at www.fjata.org.

 About Gemini Shippers Group:
Gemini Shippers Group, one of the largest shippers associations in the United States, has been serving its members for nearly 100 years.  The group includes Gemini Shippers Association and the Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA).   For more information on Gemini Shippers Group please contact us at: info@geminishippers.com or (212) 947-3424 or visit our website at www.geminishippers.com or www.FASA.NYC.

For Media Inquiries:
Ken O’Brien
kobrien@geminishippers.com
(212) 947-3424

 

 

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