Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups s…
Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17, 2022  |  News

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchan…
Recover opens manufacturing facility in Bangladesh

May 11, 2022  |  Company News, News

Recover, a recycled cotton fiber producer, announced the official opening of its new facility in Bangladesh, expanding the company´s manufacturing capabilities and accelerating its efforts to transform the fashion industry by solving one of the world’s biggest environmental issues. The Bangladesh…
IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14, 2021  |  Events, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tou…
IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. T…
IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021  |  IFAI news

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help fin…
Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16, 2021  |  News

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less …
IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021  |  News

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian a…