2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 1

May 1, 2023  |  Products

Tents, awnings, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to sen…
Recyclable tent alternatives

April 1, 2023  |  Products

American Tent’s Renegade Series, the first fully recyclable tents, feature a polypropylene-based fabric that is an alternative to PVC-coated fabrics.
Digitally knitted structure shelters an outdoor space

December 1, 2022  |  Products

Jenny Sabin Studios, Ithaca, N.Y., is known for using knitting technologies to create structural and architectural applications. Sabin’s “exoKnit” at Neue House in New York City is a recent example of the designer pushing knitting beyond its traditional boundaries. The exoKnit project is a com…
Fabric-like PVC upholstery

October 1, 2022  |  Products

Enduratex has introduced ALPACA, a fabric-looking PVC upholstery collection with a subtle metallic thread. The textile has a 100 percent polyester knit backing, which provides excellent strength and ensures smooth fabrication, as well as a gentle hand. The collection, consisting of 15 SKUs, features…
LED illuminating fabric

March 1, 2022  |  Products

Kanvaslight® by Guardtex is an illuminating fabric that can be used in applications like bimini tops, seating, awnings and sunshades. The UL-certified technology allows textile structures to be used as a broad lighting surface. The two-component system, a light injector and an illuminating fabric, …
Wide width shade mesh for zip blinds

February 1, 2022  |  Products

Serge Ferrari’s Soltis® Veozip shade mesh for outdoor zipper blinds combines quality and long-term performance with a textile look and feel. The fabric’s natural hemp fiber composition is woven with three different colored yarns to give it a tone-on-tone aesthetic that matches all standard alum…
Stylish sun protection collection

April 1, 2020  |  Products

The innovative Sauleda New Generation collection is comprised of 90 exclusive designs in fabrics for sun protection. The collection includes the fabric GREEN, which purifies the air by means of photocatalysis, with a reduction in pollution around 55%, mold reduction of 60% and a self-cleaning effect…
This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28, 2017  |  Expo News, Products, ShowStoppers

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemica…