Textiles and Fashion

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 1,519.53g
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845699319
  • 9781845699314
  • 430,297

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 products
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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 Journal
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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 Journal
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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.
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