Green roofs benefit the environment by soaking up stormwater and cooling sun-baked buildings.
"Flexible, light and durable solar cells embedded in fabrics are expected to be available in the very near future."
The search for better ways to find textile solutions for extremes of stress, climate and even zero gravity.
Devising protective solutions for armored vehicles, body armor, watercraft or amphibious vehicles.
Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM to manage the design, development and manufacturing of its product line.
An eye-catching vehicle wrap with an installation of an aquarium.
The Trinity hammock design challenges the notion that relaxation and socialization are mutually exclusive experiences.
A site-specific design proposal that recreates its environment by projecting the landscape onto the building.
Southern California's Camp Pendleton recently opened a new 500,000-square-foot hospital to serve members of the military.
Party balloons, of the type clowns use to create balloon animals for children, and ultra-light carbon fiber.
Leave it to Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., to be the first off the line with the newest in technology and safety.
A barnacle-like colony with 23 shelter pods on a three-story wall.
Design meets New Zealand building code standards.
The Airstar balloons shed 360 degrees of high-wattage, shadow-free light without glare.
A better way to frame products and promotions with space.
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.