Volvo displays car with flexible mesh.
Project aims to speed development of plastic solar cells.
A polar bear "walked" through London for Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign.
Saves money and reduces greenhouse gases.
Start-up company produces llama fiber yarn.
A New Zealand company worked across continents to provide world-class tent shelters for America’s Cup racing teams.
New shed design houses market all year with room for additional vendors.
Canopy prototype tested in Ethiopian refugee camp.
Three-dimensional photo album appears on building.
Tensile membrane design recalls rich cultural history.
Temperature extremes in Japan are leading to greater reliance on fabric shade structures.
Test methods for assessing the physiological comfort of vehicle seats.
National Boy Scouts Jamboree tents supplied by Diamond Brand Manufacturing.
Sefar enlisted to bring natural light to the historic and elegant hangar.
High-performance cladding makes transportable fabric structures unique—and practical.
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 Specialty Fabrics 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 Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, Oct. 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minn.