Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will grant funds for research and scholarships; educate the public and provide information regarding specialty fabrics; and engage in other charitable educational activities approved by the IFF Board of Directors.  The Foundation envisions a well-educated workforce, with the knowledge and skills to bring quality, innovation, and growth to the specialty textiles industry.

IFF Events at IFAI Expo

A Curling Tournament will be held in the afternoon on October 13, 2014 at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, MN. This event is hosted by IFF in advance of the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textile Expo in Minneapolis, MN. For more information on the Curling Tournament check out the events section!

For more information on IFAI Expos visit: ifaiexpo.com

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation sponsors several fund-raising events annually to support the important work of the Foundation. Funds raised through these events are used to enhance the Endowment which supports the scholarships and grants made by the Foundation.

Consider sponsoring or donating. Your help is needed and appreciated.

The 2013 fundraising events brought in $27,000! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and event participants!


The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) awards several scholarships each year to students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. 

Deadline for applications is June 6, 2014.

This year's scholarships are:

  • IFAI Member Scholarship

  • Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship 

  • Architect Student Scholarship

  • Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) Scholarship

  • Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Member Scholarship

  • Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Member Scholarship

  • Tent Rental Division of IFAI (TRD) Member Scholarship

  • Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) Member Scholarship

  • Safety & Technical Products (S&TP) Member Scholarship

2014 Innovation Award

Today's imagination, tomorrow's inspiration.

The winner will receive: 

$5,000 and recognition as a top innovator in IFAI publications and at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo.

 Imagination and inspiration are the driving forces behind innovation.  Innovation begins with a great idea, but unless transformed into action, it remains just a thought. The drive for improvement; the willingness to challenge the norm; the passion and belief in what you are doing - these are the characteristics of great innovators.  Truly effective innovators are also great motivators. 

The purpose of the IFF Innovation Award is recognize specialty fabric innovators who have designed and developed extraordinary products or processes.  We want to tell the stories of incredible companies who have challenged the ordinary and are leading the way in the 21st century.  We want these companies and their stories to inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and to act as catalysts for the next great idea. 

Join IFF as we foster specialty fabrics industry innovators. Together, we will inspire the world as we help our industry grow.

Announcement of the 2014 IFF Innovation Award will take place during IFAI Expo, Minneapolis, MN. 

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of the industrial fabrics industry,
dedicated to education and research in specialty fabrics. 

Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Linden Wicklund, Managing Director

1801 County Rd B West

Roseville MN  55113   USA

Phone:  +1 651 225 6920  Fax:  +1 651 631 9334

Email:  llwicklund@ifai.com