Monthly trade journal features news and information for the specialty fabrics community, with special features including highlights from the annual "State of the Industry" report which provides insights on market size and growth rates for key specialty fabric markets and includes overviews of various end-product market segments. Selected articles from current and past editions can be viewed free online.
Introduction to Fabrics
Introductory section provides a list of common industry terms and their definitions and information on specialty fabric products and applications (e.g., awnings and shade structures, graphic fabrics, fabric structures, tents and temporary shelters, geosynthetics, and advanced textiles) via links to other IFAI publications and third-party publication and reference sources. All information is available free online.
State of the Industry
Annual publication provides insights on market size and growth rates for key specialty fabric markets and includes overviews of specific end-product market segments (e.g., awnings and canopies, tents, fabric structures, fabric graphic displays, military clothing and textiles, marine fabrics, tarpaulins, and truck covers). Report is available via login for members and via digital subscription for non-members.
Market research study analyzes the market for this product sector on a global basis, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales and revenue by product type (e.g., tents and awnings, bags, apparel, military clothing, sails and boat covers, and canvas frames), application, and geographic region (e.g., North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa).
Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by type (e.g., fixed awnings, retractable awnings), product (e.g., patio, window, freestanding, other), industry (e.g., commercial, residential), global region (e.g., North America), and country (e.g., U.S., Canada).
Comprehensive study analyzes supply and demand for the coated fabric industry, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts by substrate (e.g., polyester, nylon, cotton, other), product (e.g., polymer-coated, rubber-coated, fabric-backed wallcoverings), and market (e.g., motor vehicles, industrial, upholstered furniture, protective apparel, awnings and canopies, tents, marine equipment).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's sales for operations that manufacture canvas and canvas- like products (e.g., awnings, canopies, tents, fabric structures, military clothing, backpacks, bags and sacks, fabric graphic displays, sails, tarpaulins, and other covers) from purchased fabrics and yarns.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such
as textile designer, operations manager, production supervisor, production worker, and maintenance technician, with firms for which salary or wage data is provided including Standard Textile Company, Inc., Glen Raven, Inc., International Textile Group, Valdese Weavers LLC, and WestPoint Home, Inc.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job occupations in this sector which includes organizations that manufacture canvas and canvas- like products (e.g., awnings, canopies, tents, fabric structures, military clothing, backpacks, bags and sacks, fabric graphic displays, sails, tarpaulins, and other covers) from purchased fabrics and yarns.