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IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry. We invest more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies.

IFAI provides events, publications, education, networking, business resources, industry advocacy and more. We work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. We deliver timely industry content to help you stay informed about your marketplace. Our divisions provide market-specific activities and benefits to members.

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Industry News

UNC Athletics releases sustainability report, highlights efforts with REPREVE

February 11, 2016

More than 250,000 plastic bottles have been recycled through the
Techmer PM launches new design and innovation event

February 10, 2016

Techmer PM, a materials designer, announced the launch of SHYFT
Q-Lab’s Doug Grossman receives ASTM G03 Warren Ketola Memorial Award

February 8, 2016

Q-Lab, producer of weather equipment and outdoor exposure test services,
ASTM International launches year of the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME)

February 5, 2016

ASTM International, a standards development organization, launched the “Year of
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IFAI Expo 2016

From face-to-face interaction with hundreds of suppliers, to education programs with in-depth insight, IFAI Expo is the premier textiles event.

October 18-21, 2016
Charlotte, NC

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Get exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox every month, from industry news and IFAI updates to unique feature stories and project case studies.


Smart Fabrics Summit 2016

Recent advances in technology have brought together the apparel, technology, and textile industries to develop new capabilities.

April 11, 2016
Washington, DC

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

IFAI membership is made up of large businesses, small businesses, manufacturers and suppliers. Everybody at the table has a voice—and an opportunity to impact the future of the specialty fabrics industry.

Katie Bradford, owner, Custom Marine Canvas
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