Your Success is Our Mission

Since 1912, members have relied on IFAI for market-specific solutions that help them maximize their businesses. IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry.

“IFAI will contribute to the prosperity of its members in the Specialty Fabrics Industry by providing a global marketplace for innovative products and services, relevant education, promotion and networking opportunities.

IFAI will act with integrity and professionalism in providing a tangible value to its members.”


To advance the specialty and technical textile industries and the prosperity of our members. 

Here’s a Sneak Peek of a Few Things We’re Doing

  • Collaborating with other industry associations including NCTO, INDA and SEAMS to urge federal, state and local governments to deem textile and nonwoven manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting “Shelter in Place” orders in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Producing the “Production Capacity Database” with NCTO and INDA. Th is is a database of finished goods and input production manufacturers capable of meeting the need for textile-based PPE and medical supplies. Th is is providing members a valuable resource to help connect them with potential opportunities to supply and/or produce PPE and other critical products.
  • Developing the robust “COVID-19 Resource Page” on to aggregate relevant content. Thousands of users accessed content on sourcing, government and agency information, financial information,textile industry updates and news, membership updates and products, services and equipment.
  • Launching a series of webinars specifi c to COVID-19 challenges. This included a multi-part webinar series with NC State University on PPE properties, production and testing and many division-specific webinars dealing with the crisis.