Canvas Craft Wins 2016 International Achievement Award

(Charlotte, NC – Oct. 18, 2016) – Canvas Craft, Inc, Otsego, MN, was recognized with the 2016 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

Canvas Craft received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Minnesota State Fair Schilling Amphitheater project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Shade Sail category. 

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area. 

All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics tradeshow in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.  

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