Determining sustainability in fabrics requires a big picture analysis.
Decades of research narrows the search for affordable and efficient solar panels for tents.
As supplies drop and demand rises, governments, companies and individuals look for cost-effective ways to save a limited resource.
Voyage highlights environmental problems of plastic bottles—and possible solutions.
The Japanese government amends energy conservation laws to promote energy management.
The DGNB has been developing its certification system to meet international requirements.
Printing choices that are sensitive to the environment are also good for business.
Moisture-barrier properties and sustainability concerns top one expert’s list.
It’s not as simple as “oil versus cotton,” but technological advances have sparked renewed interest in nonsynthetic textiles.
Environmental hyperawareness is a luxury that Europe can ill afford, according to the region’s fiber industry experts.
Recycling and repurposing fabric will bring the satisfaction of doing what’s right— and boost your bottom line.
What certification really means to you and your customers.
Shade structure and awning manufacturers are making shade pay for customers.
Green roofs and walls, firmly planted in geotextiles, are a growing market.
Strong, sustainable performance management strategies create links among like-minded businesses—and with your customers.
Achieving sustainability is not a one-time event, but a continuing process. Developing and committing to sustainable practices through designing sustainable buildings, shade products, smart textiles, and manufacturing systems continues to be at the forefront of the worldwide consumer marketplace.
Our impact on the environment has become a major consideration and is driving efforts in the construction industry to be eco-responsible in mineral extraction, materials and component manufacturing, and building infrastructure development. These developments are creating market opportunities for designers and builders of environments.
Corporate leaders are instigating key sustainability initiatives through their own organizations and their markets. Company executives are reporting big rewards for their efforts from their employees, communities, business partners and shareholders.
IFAI Expo continues its leadership in this area with custom-designed educational programs that provide business leaders a platform for addressing sustainable trends, materials, technologies and practices that support business growth. Join the specialty fabrics industry as it convenes at this year’s IFAI Expo, Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.