US Industrial Fabrics Institute

The United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) is a coalition of United States specialty fabric manufacturers and users dedicated to serving the interests of its members in both the domestic and international marketplaces. The division promotes industry improvement through alliances with government and academia.

USIFI’s projects and activities include:

  • Developing and hosting the Outlook Conference in partnership with Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI). This conference is the premiere leadership forum which brings together industry leaders to address politics, economics and business practices
  • Monitoring and advocating member positions in both legislative and regulatory issues in international trade
  • Distributing quarterly trade data reports to its members
  • Hosting an annual Lobby Day Event on Capitol Hill to help members advocate on issues pertinent to the industry and members’ companies

To be eligible for membership in USIFI, a company must comply with all of the following:

  1. Be a member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
  2. Be incorporated in the United States
  3. Have business headquarters in the United States
  4. Have investment centered in manufacturing plants located within the United States
  5. Service or supply the United States industrial fabrics industry with products made in the United States as a fiber producer, yarn producer, weaver, coater, laminator, dyer, finisher, thread, tape, webbing, equipment or chemical manufacturer, or fabricate end products from industrial fabrics
  6. Pay the USIFI division dues