BIFMA Completes Woven Fabric Standard

The recently completed Standard for Woven Textile Characteristics Tex4.1-2004 from The Business
& Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) International, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
now is available on the organization’s website, The standard is the first document published by
BIFMA’s Supply Chain Management Committee. The committee’s Textile Subcommittee, working with the
Association for Contract Textiles, studied the textile supply process for standard fabrics
purchased directly from textile mills, as well as the direct or indirect supply of customers own
materials from jobbers. The standard, which applies to all sellers of woven fabrics, defines
policies for textile flaws and provides a common basis for distinguishing the face from the back of
a woven fabric.

July 2004