The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. These awards recognize design excellence in specialty fabrics applications in seven major categories and 44 subcategories.
This year marked the 75th anniversary of the IAA’s recognition of truly spectacular and detailed work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. IFAI’s goal with the IAAs is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications in the rapidly growing, $130 billion-plus dollar global fabrics marketplace.
IFAI received a total of 223 entries from 14 countries in 44 categories for this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals.
The IAA competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.
To view all entries and detailed project descriptions, click here.