The Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry. Representation in the industry includes fiber producers, texturizers, staple yarn manufacturers, fabric producers for apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial markets. Additionally, raw material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers related to the industry are valuable contributors to the organization.
SYFA members represent a wide variety of organizations including fiber producers, texturizers, staple yarn manufacturers, fabric producers for the apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial markets; raw material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, universities, and service providers related to the industry.
The SYFA was founded originally as, Textured Yarn Association of America, Inc. and was filed on August 25, 1971 with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, to address the needs of a rapidly growing textured yarn industry.
On March 27, 2006 the name changed to, Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA) to reflect our focus on synthetic fiber through the final fabric supply chain.
On December 12, 2016 the name changed to Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association to encompass our representation of the supply chain through final fabric to finished, branded products.
Our name may have changed over the years but our commitment to our members is stronger than ever.
The SYFA mission is to support the production and continued advancement of synthetic yarns and fabrics through technology and education and to promote both existing and new uses for these quality materials. Through our conferences and other events, SYFA provides members with a valuable forum for networking, discussion and presentations related to the development of synthetic yarns and fabrics and their downstream applications, as well as to explore current trade issues to find new solutions to the challenges that face our industry.