An avid fisherman wanted to be able to travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned helm.
Clothing that can monitor vital signs or provide a cloak of invisibility may not be far from reality.
Fiber from super-spinning silkworm helps give violins a softer sound.
IAA award-winning safety and protective projects tackle unique challenges and succeed.
A walkway above a fabric structure offers an adventurous experience—and a spectacular view of London.
Dr. Ever J. Barbaro has been working on a way to prevent flooding in subway tunnels.
A mesh building wrap preserves the iconic look of a landmark and allows work to continue behind it.
The floating, organic fiber structure illuminated the Amstel River.
Multimedia technology takes fabric exhibits to a new level.
Fabric panels give a historic building a modern face-lift.
Fabric structures helped turn a 60,000 square-foot warehouse into multiple “vignettes.”
Seven organic tension fabric shapes created this unique 57-foot-by-20-foot environment.
The outdoor art installation blended a 170-foot-long walking trail and trampoline.
Queen Bee bike bags are waterproof and feature reflective side panels and colorful graphics.
Scio IT has introduced Safe to Sea, an ocean safety system for ‘man overboard’ accidents.
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.