(Minneapolis, Minn. – Sept 25, 2014) The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces its international trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, will include a first-ever extreme sports display at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Oct. 14-16, 2014. The display will highlight specialty and technical fabrics and how they contribute to the extreme sports industry. “The purpose of the display is to show-off some of the unique products that our industry creates,” said Barbara Connett, Education & Events Manager.
The extreme sports display will include items featuring specialty and advanced textiles that were worn by Olympic skiers and snowboarders, as well as scuba diving and mountain climbing gear, motorcycle fabrics, and inflatable kayaks and paddle boards. A specialized heat-activated cooling vest that gently and safely cools its wearer will also be on display. The vest is able to recharge itself and its cooling effects last for hours.
“Perhaps one of the coolest things on display will be the Squirrel wingsuit, which lets its user jump and glide like a flying squirrel,” said Connett. “Items like the wingsuit are exciting and sure to inspire attendees to look beyond their day-to-day work and imagine the possibilities.”