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Across the United States of America a nationwide effort is afoot. Led by the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) initiative – a Massachusetts-based institute with an ambition of revitalising the country’s rich textile heritage – this effort has brought together over 100 manufacturers, academic institutes and start-ups in a bid to fast-track fibre technologies from concept to commercial success.

Following the announcement of AFFOA’s expansion, which will see it establish a number of fabric discovery centres – each with a particular expertise – across the United States, Chris Remington spoke to the initiative’s CEO, Yoel Fink, about its roots, its fast-tracking programmes and its ambition to alter the blueprint of traditional textiles.

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