International Achievement Awards

For more than 60 years, the annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence in specialty and technical fabrics used in thousands of products and applications.

Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge in particular field of study or product area.


Winners in 29 product categories are selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. "Award of Excellence" and "Outstanding Achievement Award" recipients are announced at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Expo.

Winning projects also receive recognition in press releases, features in IFAI’s publications, an award plaque and permission to use the IAA winning logo in business and promotional pieces.