About us

In addition to Upholstery Journal online, IFAI publishes six trade magazines.












Upholstery Journal online educates readers in the art and craftsmanship of aftermarket and custom furniture, commercial and auto upholstery.

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association with more than 2,000 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies range in size from one-person shops to multinational corporations. Members’ products span the entire industry, from fiber and fabric suppliers to manufacturers of end products, equipment and hardware.

IFAI facilitates the development, application and promotion of products manufactured by its diverse membership. The specific market segments represented by IFAI include awnings and shades; geosynthetics; graphics; lightweight structures; marine; protective, safety and medical; tents and temporary shelters; transportation and automotive; truck covers and tarps; and upholstery.