Our members

Who we serve

IFAI is comprised of member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies range in size from one-person shops to multinational corporations. Members’ products cover the broad spectrum of specialty fabrics and include fibers, fabrics, end products, equipment and hardware.

Membership Categories

End-Product Manufacturer Membership

For manufactures that sell or rent end products made from specialty fabrics.

Supplier Membership

For manufacturers, processors or distributors of fibers, yarns, treatments, fabrics, films, findings, equipment and other product used in manufacturing end products. This includes testing laboratories, consultants, and sales and marketing firms.

Sponsoring Membership

For divisions, subsidiaries or wholly owned companies of supplier and end-product manufacturers.

Affiliate Membership

For zone organizations, other associations, publications, colleges and universities, specifiers, and government agencies.

Individual Member

The individual cannot be employed by a manufacturer or supplier in the specialty fabrics industry. It is solely for individuals without a company designation.


For students enrolled in an accredited textile program.

Honored Life Member

For individuals designated by special action of the IFAI Board of Directors for exceptional accomplishment, extraordinary achievement or lifetime service to the specialty fabrics industry.