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Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will grant funds for research and scholarships; educate the public and provide information regarding specialty fabrics; and engage in other charitable educational activities approved by the IFF Board of Directors.  The Foundation envisions a well-educated workforce, with the knowledge and skills to bring quality, innovation, and growth to the specialty textiles industry.

IFF Event at IFAI Expo 2021

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

Make your first night at Expo (Nov. 2) a lively, fun-filled experience! Support a good cause and enjoy an evening of great food, great conversation and our great industry band, Hangin’ by a Thread. The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) helps build your workforce, inspire innovation and foster the greater good. Join the partnership. Together we can transform the industry!

With your support we are able to give back and impact the industrial fabrics industry. We hope to see you all this year in Indy!

IFF Partners With AmazonSmile!

Support your industry when you shop!

IFAI and IFF have partnered with the AmazonSmile program to raise money for the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Use this special unique link  when you shop on and the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will receive a donation from AmazonSmile automatically!

Shop Now! Start your shopping on by clicking on the unique IFF Donation Link:

Innovation Award

The IFF Innovation Award encourages companies around the globe to weave tomorrow's ideas into the fabrics of today. IFF wants to share your story, from innovative concept to inspired product. Enter your project today and begin receiving the recognition you deserve for your boundless imagination.

2020 Winner: Propel LLC for their project Smart Integrated Shirt. Propel's US Navy funded smart shirt includes 3-patent pending innovations to monitor physiology of the wearer in a garment that looks and feels no different than any other first layer garment. It is important that a smart garment not be "noticed" by the wearer so that the data is not impacted by the change in awareness. This shirt is made with Propel's proprietary electrically enabled yarn that looks, feels and behaves like a traditional yarn, but has the conductive elements needed for transmitting data and power.

Winners are always featured at IFAI Expo, visible to thousands in the industrial fabrics industry.

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The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of the industrial fabrics industry,
dedicated to education and research in specialty fabrics. 

Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Christine Gerard, Managing Director

1801 County Rd B West

Roseville MN  55113   USA

Phone:  +1 651 225 6926  Fax: +1 651 225 6933