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Textiles and Fashion : Materials, Design and Technology

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This major textbook is designed for students studying textiles and fashion at higher and undergraduate level, as well as those needing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of textile materials and processes. The first part of the book reviews the main types of natural and synthetic fibres and their properties. Part two provides a systematic review of the key processes involved first in converting fibres into yarns and then transforming yarns into fabrics. Part three discusses the range of range of finishing techniques for fabrics. The final part of the book looks specifically at the transformation of fabric into apparel, from design and manufacture to marketing. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, this major book provides the definitive one-volume guide to textile manufacture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 1,519.53g
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845699319
  • 9781845699314
  • 42,793

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"...a comprehensive overview of the fundamental topics one might be expected to cover when teaching or researching textiles and fashion...ideal both for college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses..." --Asian Textile Journalshow more

Table of contents

1 Understanding textile fibres and their properties: What is a textile fibre? 2 Natural textile fibres: vegetable fibres 3 Natural textile fibres: animal and silk fibres 4 Synthetic textile fibres: regenerated cellulose fibres 5 Synthetic textile fibres: polyamide, polyester and aramid fibres 6 Synthetic textile fibres: polyolefin, elastomeric and acrylic fibres 7 Synthetic textile fibres: non-polymer fibres 8 Conversion of fibre to yarn: an overview 9 Fibre to yarn: staple yarn spinning 10 Fibre to yarn: filament yarn spinning 11 Yarn to fabric: weaving 12 Yarn to fabric: knitting 13 Yarn to fabric: nonwoven fabrics 14 Yarn to fabric: specialist fabric structures 15 Yarn to fabric: intelligent textiles 16 Fabric finishing: joining fabrics using stitched seams 17 Fabric finishing: fastenings 18 Fabric finishing: pre-treatment/textile wet processing 19 Fabric finishing: dyeing and colouring 20 Fabric finishing: printing textiles 21 Applications of textile products 22 Sustainable textile production 23 Fashion and culture: social change, culture and fashion in Europe 24 Fashion and culture: global culture and fashion 25 Fashion and the fashion industry 26 Design techniques for apparel 27 Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) of apparel and other textile products 28 Adding functionality to garments 29 Improving the comfort of garments 30 The marketing of fashion 31 The care of apparel productsshow more

About Rose Sinclair

Rose Sinclair lectures in textile design at Goldsmith's College, University of London and is a visiting tutor at Central Saint Martin's College, University of Greenwich, UK. She has undertaken award-winning work in improving the teaching of design and other aspects of textiles in schools and colleges.show more

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"...a comprehensive overview of the fundamental topics one might be expected to cover when teaching or researching textiles and fashion.ideal both for college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses..." -- Asian Textile Journalshow more