Preface Acknowledgements 1 The Textile Industry 2 Fiber Characteristics 3 Natural and Manufactured Fibers 4 Yarns and Sewing Threads 5 Woven Fabrics 6 Knitted Fabrics 7 Other Types of Textiles 8 Textile Dyeing 9 Textile Printing 10 Textile Finishing 11 Textiles and the Environment 12 Care and Renovation of Textiles 13 Performance, Technical, and Smart Textiles 14 Textiles for Interiors 15 Determining Fabric Quality 16 Guide to Fabric Selection 17 Textiles Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements Textile Trade and Professional Associations Bibliography Credits Index
The most comprehensive and current introduction to the textile industry - from fibers and finishes to smart textiles and end uses in fashion and interior design - all in a convenient binder format. The companion Fabric Science Swatch Kit provides samples of fabrics used in the industry to align with the content of this text.
Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Ajoy Sarkar is an Associate Professor of Textile Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Allen C. Cohen was a Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US.
I have always liked the loose-leaf format. It is easier to read and highlight, stays open when used as a reference, and occasionally I've asked student to bring just one chapter to class with them. The images are outstanding-fresh, in color, and stylish. It is hard to make textiles sexy, but the front matter to each chapter reminds us that textiles are the basis of fashion. -- Sandra Lee Evenson, University of Idaho, USA The text has clear terms, in-depth information, supporting pictures and easy read. -- Usha Chowdhary, Central Michigan University, USA Each chapter has good topic. All the chapters make a complete introduction to textiles. Good figures and illustrations are used. The binder format is excellent! -- Vivian Li, Colorado State University, USA The strengths of the text are that it covers everything in relation to the study of textiles... The table of contents is very well presented and it provides ease of navigation in the loose-leaf style textbook. I find a seamless synergy between booth the text and kit. Students have easy accessibility while reading about the topics and making the connections to the actual fabrics. The synergy reinforces their learning of the content. -- Nancy Miller, LIM College, USA A very good overview, and introduction to the textile industry; from fibre/yarn to product and other supply chain information. -- Lindsey Waterton-Taylor, University of Manchester, UK