Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a public-private partnership that began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), officially opened its headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The $10 million center is located near MIT, which founded AFFOA after the federal government tapped Massachusetts to lead a national textile manufacturing innovation institute. AFFOA is working to develop and introduce U.S.-made high-tech fabrics that provide services such as health monitoring, communications and dynamic design. The organization aims to facilitate economic growth through U.S. fiber and fabric manufacturing.
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