The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) represents fabric graphics and printing companies. FGA provides educational resources for fabric graphics members, hosts workshops to demonstrate best practices hands-on, analyzes and shares industry trends with its membership, and brings member companies together to build business. The Fabric Graphics Association provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
FGA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.
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Funding and financing
How to acquire capital for your business. Where do funds come from? There are four main sources, according to Lynda Andrian of Southern California Leasing: FDIC-insured banks, Wall Street, private equity firms and marketplace lending (also known as “crowdfunding” for businesses). Types of financing include debt financing, equity financing, equipment financing, SBA loans, accounts receivable …
The top-10 shade sail mistakes to avoid
The top 10 mistakes to avoid when installing shade sails were presented today at the shade sail demonstration at IFAI Expo 2015. Design 10. Don’t use long, skinny shapes. Shorter sides should be at least one-half the length of the longest side 9. Don’t use two triangles to fit a square or rectangular space. Triangles …
The benefits of textile testing
In a presentation titled “Testing 101,” Dr. Emiel DenHartog, associate professor at North Carolina University, and Dr. Maureen McGillivray, professor of apparel merchandising and design at Central Michigan University, covered the basics of textile testing, explaining its benefits while offering tips for selecting a method. McGillivray has experienced an increased demand for testing during her …
Should you be exporting?
There is a great deal of free help available if the answer is yes. “The manufacturing landscape in America is changing,” said Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior International Trade Specialist with the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA). “Otexa offers programs and strategies to help businesses in this industry stay competitive. We compile data, design strategies, …
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