As I near the end of my design education, I see the importance of being able to network successfully in the design world and maintain those connections. This year I went to several events for networking opportunities. One memorable event was an IIDA chapter meeting at the Momentum Textiles Facilities in Highpoint, NC. It was wonderful to meet some local IIDA members that are active in the design field and gain connections with professionals. The location of the meeting itself was inspiring as well. The Momentum Group is a company that designs and manufactures beautiful, durable, sustainable fabrics. Below are a couple examples of their work.