IFAI Expo 2019 Keynote: ‘Choose people’ to make effective connections

October 2, 2019

Thom Singer, the keynote speaker at IFAI’s annual meeting on Wed., Oct. 2, at IFAI Expo, is clear about one thing: People want to do business with people they know, like and trust. And that connection won’t happen through second-hand tools offered on social media or other electronic sites. Singer, a consultant to executives and …

New leadership for IFAI

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board of directors: Ron Houle, president …

Polartec announces Apex Awards winners

Polartec has announced the winners of the 2019 Polartec Apex Awards, an annual design award program. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies. The winning designs included jackets that melded Icelandic technical know-how with Danish design and married traditional menswear style to motorsports-inspired fashion.  A technical T-shirt designed …

The Microfibre Consortium announces new members

October 1, 2019

Three organizations have recently joined The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), a project involving outdoor brands and research partners to develop solutions to minimize microfiber release into the environment, a recent article on Sportstextiles.com reported. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Textile Exchange are research and affiliate members, increasing the …