Poetic dialogue between factory and office

October 1, 2023  |  Features

There is a taut geometric synergy at the Enrich Life Bio-Tec headquarters in Ningbo, China, where the head office building—a multifaceted “diamond”—and the attendant factory building—a sleek, gently arcing semicircle—talk to each other over a calm reflective pool of water.
Advanced Textiles Expo: New name, improved event

October 1, 2023  |  Features

Join thousands of textile professionals for the first Advanced Textiles Expo (formerly known as IFAI Expo). Orlando is always a great location for the industry’s flagship event, and this year we are partnering once again with Sun Shading Expo North America. Connect with the industry for four days …
Outdoor fabrics: School spirit via banners, tarps and more

October 1, 2023  |  Features

When high schools and colleges resume classes every fall, outdoor sports are underway too. Fabrics play a key role in training and in the way stadiums and other sports facilities look.
Conjoined canopies create year-round outdoor play space

October 1, 2023  |  Projects

A preschool now can make the most of its space after Fresco Shades replaced some old shade sails with conjoined canopies on the school’s L-shaped deck. Children get to play and learn outside even on rainy days.
Algorithms aid researchers with heat-responsive fabric

October 1, 2023  |  Markets

Engineers from Japanese clothing company A-POC Able Issey Miyake and University of Tokyo startup Nature Architects Inc. Ltd. presented their innovative approach to the design process at this year’s Milan Design Week held April 17–23, showcasing how algorithms can be used to automate and streamli…
ATA joins national workforce effort

October 1, 2023  |  News

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has joined with more than 500 trade associations, professional societies, businesses and employers to form the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition, established to build support for the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act (S. 722 / H.R. 1477). The American…