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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

Dickies, Milliken collaborate on new work shirt

The new Dickies work shirt employs Milliken’s innovative textile technology to provide improved lightweight, moisture-wicking and soil-release properties, as well as an 80 percent increase in breathability.

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BondCote hires Doherty

James Doherty has joined BondCote Corp. as southwest regional sales manager, bringing 10 years of experience in the industrial textile industry

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Abdelhak, Czerniakowski join Roland DGA

Roland DGA has hired Ralph Abdelhak as director of product management, and Mark Czerniakowski as regional sales manager.

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CAI releases first estimate of India’s 2015–2016 cotton crop

The Indian cotton crop for the 2015–16 season, beginning in October, is estimated to be 38 million bales, each nearly 375 pounds.

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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

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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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