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A new tool for your toolbox

Editorial | August 1, 2021 | By:

IFAI’s new online platform is designed to keep you informed.

Are you actively on the lookout for more opportunities to network with industry peers? Do you
experience frustrations when searching the internet for sound business advice and practical solutions to work-related challenges? Are you interested in sharing your business and industry ideas and thoughts with fellow professionals? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then CONNECT by IFAI is the tool for you. 

In June, IFAI launched CONNECT (, an online community that is designed to facilitate the discussions of issues facing businesses throughout the specialty fabrics industry. The platform is equipped with a wide variety of features to help members network, engage and find valuable connections with industry members. 

A discussion board in the online community provides users with the opportunity to post questions, ideas and share valuable feedback. All attachments posted are automatically archived so that users can easily include additional resources or share helpful information at any time. The online community also includes a dedicated Resource Library that houses documents for resource sharing, a directory that lets users search for specific suppliers or fabricators by name, location, business type and more, and there are even badge and ribbon labels to showcase member organizations and industry accomplishments. 

While is open to all, only IFAI members have full access. It’s easy to set up a profile in CONNECT, so login today and introduce yourself, share feedback, ask questions and get familiar with an online community platform that is designed to help you stay connected to an ever-evolving industry. Trust me when I say that CONNECT is one handy tool for your toolbox that you don’t want to overlook.  

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