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AFFOA Conducts Textile Workforce Survey

By Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), in partnership with Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI), is surveying manufacturers across the country to better understand their current and future workforce needs. This short survey will help determine how AFFOA can continue to assist the industry to advance and grow.

The survey requires only 10 minutes to complete, please click here to take the survey.

AFFOA is a nonprofit, public-private partnership founded in 2016 as one of the U.S. Department of Defense-funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, AFFOA’s mission is to rekindle the textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber and fabric technology and manufacturing innovation, enabling revolutionary new system capabilities for commercial and defense applications.

AFFOA has assembled a Fabric Innovation Network made up of 120+ member organizations including startups, universities, manufacturers, commercial industry, and defense partners to bring advanced fiber technologies to market. AFFOA’s Board of Directors includes representation from academia, and industry, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. For more information visit

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