ROSEVILLE, Minn. — November 7, 2012 — The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012
announces the 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty
fabrics applications, that took place Nov. 7 at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston
Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass.
IFAI received a total of 335 entries from 14 countries that were submitted for 30 categories
in 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 who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product
All entries receive prominent recognition at IFAI Expo Americas, the largest specialty
fabrics trade show in the Americas. Entrants receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI
magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.
For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation,
highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry. The goal of IAA is to
promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging
in size and type.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade
association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics
Click on the link below for a complete list of award winners by category. Photos and detailed
project descriptions and contact information for the winners are available at
Posted on November 12, 2012