Global high-visibility clothing market outlook

October 21st, 2020

According to a report by Technavio, the global high-visibility clothing market size is poised to grow by USD 120.22 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 2% throughout the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market […]

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Makers Division member CustomFab USA recognizes the soft goods industry by founding National Contract Sewing Month

July 17th, 2020

Soft goods manufacturers are encouraged to celebrate National Contract Sewing Month in July, recognizing the millions of U.S. workers involved in the industry.  The founder of National Contract Sewing Month is Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Makers Division member CustomFab USA, of Garden Grove, Calif., a contract sewing company involved in the manufacturing of soft […]

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New leadership for IFAI

October 2nd, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board of directors: Ron Houle, president […]

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IFAI announces new Textile Career Center

September 19th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced a new online career resource: the Textile Career Center. This new initiative will offer IFAI members, and the industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. For job seekers, the Textile Career Center will serve as a tool to find and apply […]

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Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6th, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers […]

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IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8th, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore […]

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Whitehouse unveils new Bill to help Rhode Island manufacturers address workforce challenges and support innovation

June 30th, 2018

Legislation provides funding for manufacturers to train employees and retain institutional knowledge U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined Congressman David Cicilline and leaders in Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry to unveil new legislation to help manufacturers temporarily retain retiring employees to train a replacement and transfer their institutional knowledge. Whitehouse made the announcement at Cooley Group, […]

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The “sweat without feeling wet” jacket

February 19th, 2018

Osmotex launched the technology with a group of partners last year. KJUS has been the primary product development partner and confirmed then that they will be the first brand to take HYDRO_BOT to market in selected skiwear products planned for the 2018-19 season.One year after the Swiss-Norwegian company Osmotex AG announced the innovative HYDRO_BOT technology, […]

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Gerber sponsors professional clothing award

February 9th, 2018

Gerber Technology, a leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has announced that it will sponsor the 2018 Professional Clothing (PCA) Vision Best Design. Students entering are required to design stylish, functional professional clothing that can be worn for a specific job position in a sector of their choice. […]

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Whats being done to Save the Domestic Industrial Sewing Work Force? IFAI’s Vision to Rebuild

January 25th, 2018

Reposted from insidefashiondesign.net Industrial sewing has reached a critical point. An aging workforce combined with a lack of incoming talent has created a worker shortage that threatens to shutter long-standing American businesses and stifle growth in a billion-dollar industry. We spoke with someone on the front lines of the battle to save industrial sewing—Magda Ronningen, National […]

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