Impact of Ukraine war on industry

May 1, 2022  |  Editorial

General George Armstrong Custer was noted for saying, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” While Custer eventually got knocked down one too many times, there is still a lesson to be learned here.
Why you should CONNECT

April 1, 2022  |  Editorial

The Industrial Fabrics Association International’s CONNECT is an active forum where members can ask questions and get helpful answers from others who have faced similar challenges.
Solving a global problem

March 1, 2022  |  Editorial

Back in January, we told you about the labor shortage affecting many American industries (page 22, Specialty Fabrics Review, January 2022). But even as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the economy gains strength, labor shortages continue to perplex businesses not just in the U.S. but …
Tell us your stories

February 1, 2022  |  Editorial

As we settle into the new year there are several things we wish we could have left behind but are already leaving their mark on 2022. The pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, of course, with new variants emerging almost as fast doctors can identify them.
Toward Circularity

January 1, 2022  |  Editorial

We often hear the word circularity used in conjunction with sustainability. It is the idea that, at the end of its lifecycle, a product can be broken down into its basic components and be reused rather than destroyed. That’s a big issue right now for the textile industry, which is increasingly und…
Working together to solve problems

December 1, 2021  |  Editorial

An event like last month’s Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo in Nashville, Tenn., is a good way to check the pulse of an industry. And if anything was clear at Expo, it was that textile manufacturers are ready and eager to get back to work. Exhibitors and attendees at Expo were cle…
Pleased to meet you

November 1, 2021  |  Editorial

First things first. As Mick Jagger once famously sang, “Please allow me to introduce myself.” If I just planted an earworm in your head, I apologize. My name is Tim Goral and I’m the new senior editor at Specialty Fabrics Review. I come to Industrial Fabrics Association International from a lo…
Protecting your company

October 1, 2021  |  Editorial

When you’re seeing the headlines about ransomware and cyberattacks, it’s tempting to think it won’t happen to you. The reality is that small businesses often bear the brunt of these cyberattacks—more than half of all ransomware attacks last year were against small businesses, according to th…