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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.

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In memoriam: Jean Lineberger

Jean Lineberger, general manager of Cramerton, N.C.-based Brawer Technical Yarns, a division of Brawer Bros. Inc., passed away on May 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Third anniversary of U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement marks increased exports

Nearly 2,000 new companies are exporting to the U.S. for the first time, especially small-to-medium enterprises.

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CORDURA® brand presents durable fabric innovations

The CORDURA brand recently showcased new fabric innovations at Techtextil, held May 4–7 in Frankfurt, Germany, including a new range of CORDURA qualifying fibers designed for the development of durable hi-vis knitted and woven fabrics.

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Rainier awarded Manufacturer of the Year

Seattle Business magazine honored Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wa., with the silver award for Manufacturer of the Year in the large firms category at the Washington Manufacturing Awards gala on April 29, 2015.

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When an organization such as IFAI puts standards in place, and lays out good business and installation practices, it builds credibility for the whole industry.

— Dan Hooks of Party Reflections Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

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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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