Research illuminates the possibilities for creating textile second building skins that can be “controlled” by the environment and user preferences.
A motorized, sliding panel roof system, engineered to be covered or retracted.
Every cabinet becomes unique, based on what you put in it.
Deidre Scherer brings color, texture and dignity to depictions of end-stage illness.
A project that combined the histories of digital media and textile design.
An auditorium to accommodate lectures while not discouraging passers-by.
Newport Beach recently completed a LEED silver-certified civic center complex.
Renovation of a seaside resort included custom awnings, shades and canopies.
Functional and comfortable chairs that resemble living things in mid-morph.
High-altitude balloons will provide high-speed wireless internet access everywhere.
Outdoor rooms allow life to flow seamlessly between the home and the garden.
A 3-D template upon which silkworms formed a fibrous layer of nonwoven silk.
Exhibitions showcase pioneering developments in fabrics for a sustainable future.
Sneakers come with a built-in tent for a personal shelter anywhere you go.
Teijin will provide an eco-friendly Green Carpet for the Tokyo International Film Festival
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.