Fabric Discovery Center

A national network of centers combining advanced fabric start-up incubators with end-to-end prototype facilities with education and work force development, funded in partnership with states.

Fabric Discovery Center

AFFOA is facilitating the construction of a national network of “Fabric Discovery Centers” (FDCs) aimed at creating jobs and facilitating innovation in local communities.

Funded in partnership with local universties and State governments, FDCs are regional centers that provide end-to-end prototyping, start-up incubation space and workforce development activities in the field of advanced fabrics and fibers.

The FDCs are also part of the Department of Defense’s effort to secure U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing and are part of the national landscape of Manufacturing USA to promote global competitiveness in manufacturing across a spectrum of economic sectors.