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IFAI is Your Marketplace Connection

IFAI is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. We invest more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.

IFAI Divisions offer seminars, workshops, educational programs, conferences, publications, marketing tools, standards development and more. The Divisions work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. IFAI’s award-winning magazines and websites deliver timely industry information to help you stay informed about your marketplace.

Industry News

Vietnam turns down textile projects

Authorities in Da Nang City, Vietnam, recently rejected two foreign-invested projects in the textile, dyeing and garment sector, including a $200 million project registered by an investor from Hong Kong and another registered by an investor from South Korea.

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TIC updates export guide

The Trade Information Center (TIC) has updated “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” available for download for free. The book addresses nearly every issue a company looking to export might face.

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Save the date: Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12–15

The top geotechnical industry organizations are co-organizing the conference and trade show for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017.

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Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China.

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Member spotlight

We’re big believers in networking and so from the first year we joined IFAI we started attending Expo—where we talk to everybody we can talk to, and learn about the latest technologies and fabrics.

— Patty Smail, president, and Charly Smail, vice president, Shelter Structures Inc.

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

October 6-9, 2015
Anaheim, CA

IFAI EXPO 2015

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The IFF Innovation Award encourages companies around the globe to weave tomorrow’s ideas into the fabrics of today. IFF honors companies of the specialty fabrics industry in every market segment from end products to advanced textile technologies.

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IFAI’s four award-winning magazines and six websites deliver timely industry information to help you stay informed about your marketplace.

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