Textiles

Textiles

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By (author) Sara J. Kadolph, By (author) Anna L. Langford

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Hardback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 279mm x 28mm | 1,814g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0135007593
  • ISBN 13: 9780135007594
  • Edition: 11, Revised
  • Edition statement: 11th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. map
  • Sales rank: 276,411

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A revered resource, Textiles, Elevnth Edition, by Sara Kadolph, provides students with a basic knowledge of textiles, how they are produced and how appropriate performance characteristics are incorporated into materials and products. Organized according to the textile production process, the text provides a solid understanding of textile componentsâ including fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes. Using new full-color photos and illustrations, it examines the interrelationships among these components and their impact on product performance. This edition features coverage of new fibers, updated industry and company examples and summary tables that make this a timeless resource for any industry professional.  Also discusses the new effects of sustainablity in the industry.

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Prepare for a Career in TEXTILES with Confidence! The field of textiles is changing rapidly. In her newest edition of "Textiles," Sara Kadolph has made significant updates to reflect and discuss technological changes and environmental concerns in order to prepare students for careers in apparel and textiles. Chapters are organized to follow the order in which textiles are addressed in the industry, beginning with coverage of fibers and following with sections on yarns, fabric construction, fabric finishes, and coloration methods, as well as a new section on knits. This new edition of "Textiles" has been updated to include the following: A discussion of sustainability issues as they apply to textiles Increased coverage of the globalization of the textiles industry A new pedagogical feature to highlight key content for students: Textile Timeout Section review questions have been added to help students summarize the section material Several Learning Activities per chapter apply directly to the accompanying swatch kit End-of-chapter references have been added and expanded End-of-chapter review questions have been revised to provide an increasing level of rigor for students New appendix material A world map to help student identify the global nature of the textile complex Student copies of "Textiles" may be packaged with MyTextilesLab, Pearson's new online textiles resource, for a truly enhanced classroom experience

Table of contents

Table of Contents SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES 1. Introduction 2. Product Development from a Textile Perspective SECTION TWO: FIBERS 3. Textile Fibers and Their Properties 4. Natural Cellulosic Fibers 5. Natural Protein Fibers 6. The Fiber Manufacturing Process 7. Manufactured Regenerated Fibers 8. Synthetic Fibers 9. Special-Use Fibers SECTION THREE: YARNS 10. Yarn Processing 11. Yarn Classification SECTION FOUR: FABRICATION 12. Weaving, Basic Weaves and Fabrics 13. Fancy Weaves and Fabrics 14. Knitting and Knit Fabrics 15. Other Fabrication Methods SECTION FIVE: FINISHING 16. Finishing: An Overview 17. Aesthetic Finishes 18. Special-Purpose Finishes 19. Dyeing and Printing SECTION SIX: OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO TEXTILES 20. Care of Textile Products 21. Legal, Sustainability, and Environmental Issues 22. Career Exploration APPENDIX A: FIBER NAMES IN OTHER LANGUAGES APPENDIX B: FIBERS NO LONGER PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES APPENDIX C: SELECTED TRADE NAMES GLOSSARY INDEX