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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 2019

Lafayette's Music Room

Make your first night at Expo (October 1st) a lively, fun-filled experience! Support a good cause and enjoy an evening of great southern 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 next year in Dallas for our annual event!

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.

2018 Winner: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. won for their product GORE-TEX® PYRAD® which is a revolutionary, new technology fabric that offers weather protection utilizing a waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane combined with enhanced protection from flash-fire incidents. This technology offers a unique blend of flame resistance, thermal insulation, and thermal stability. Products made with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric are also light weight, fast drying, abrasion resistant, and available in various colors and print patterns.

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

[The 2020 Innovation Award will open for entries next spring.]

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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

Linden Wicklund, Managing Director

1801 County Rd B West

Roseville MN  55113   USA

Phone:  +1 651 225 6920  Fax:  +1 651 631 9334