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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

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
Larson Electronics releases mini crank up tower for electrical equipment

February 4, 2016

Larson Electronics released a 7- to 12-foot crank-up mini antenna
Complying with U.S. export controls seminar

February 3, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) and District Export Councils (DECs)
FGA to host wall coverings webinar

February 2, 2016

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) of Industrial Fabrics Association International
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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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