Fabric Reference: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Mary Humphries  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
340
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292042831
ISBN
1292042834
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For introductory courses in Textiles, courses in Fashion Design/Production, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, and Costume Studies.

 

Fabric Reference is a guide for anyone who needs accessible information on today’s fabrics–how they behave and why. Designed as a companion book to the Fabric Glossary, this book presents a complete and up-to-date source of the highly technical basics of textile science, from fibers to finished fabrics. Specially prepared graphics, illustrations, comparison tables, and flow charts make the process of creating modern fabrics clear to both students and instructors. This edition features more on nanotechnology, industrial textiles and other smart textiles and covers practical applications such as care, assessment and ecology.  

 

Buy both together and save!  Fabric Glossary & Fabric Reference Package!

Features

For introductory courses in Textiles, courses in Fashion Design/Production, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, and Costume Studies.

 

Fabric Reference is a guide for anyone who needs accessible information on today’s fabrics–how they behave and why. Designed as a companion book to theFabric Glossary, this book presents a complete and up-to-date source of the highly technical basics of textile science, from fibers to finished fabrics. Specially prepared graphics, illustrations, comparison tables, and flow charts make the process of creating modern fabrics clear to both students and instructors. This edition features more on nanotechnology, industrial textiles and other smart textiles and covers practical applications such as care, assessment and ecology.  

 

Buy both together and save!  Fabric Glossary & Fabric Reference Package!

 

Hallmark Features

 

Covers all aspects of textile production and behavior—such as fibers; yarns; weaves and knits; tufted, twisted lace; felt; nonwoven; natural fabrics; finishing; dyeing; printing and other applied design.

  • Gives students valuable exposure to a wide variety of textiles, providing them with a broad base of knowledge and preparing them to work with any/all fabrics in a professional setting. 

Offers a concise, accessible format—that is rooted in textile science but avoids challenging technical language.  

  • Allows students to gain valuable knowledge of a complicated subject without undue frustration.

Covers fabric care and assessment—including care instructions, assessment guidelines, and discussions on commercial cleaning, textile testing, quality control, dyeing, and more.

  • Builds students' confidence in predicting basic colorfastness and performance of today's materials, allowing them to make the best selection of fabric for the project at hand. 

Devotes a section to fabrics and ecology—see Ch. 7.

  • Explores clothing as environment (keeping warm or cool, protection from UV rays); discusses textiles, pollution, and recycling and other 21st century developments.
  • Covers for students an often ignored perspective that is emerging as a top concern for textile professionals. 

Includes a wealth of illustrations—such as photographs, bar and flow charts, and, computer scans of actual fabrics (many unraveled or arranged to reveal structure).

  • Allows students to grasp the process of the manufacture of fabrics with good visual cues. 

Focuses on terminology—and defines key terms throughout the narrative and in quick-reference glossaries.

  • Gives students a working knowledge of the language of today's consumer marketplace. 

Offers a unique companion book, The Fabric Glossary —an accompanying dictionary/swatch book; a swatch set of the fabric files in the book is also available. These files represent major fabrics and clarify some 600 names and terms met in all stages of production. This new edition of Fabric Reference has tables showing links to these.

  • Offers students a valuable resource that can be used in their future careers and profession.

 

 

New to this Edition

New! Streamlined coverage of trademark names–of fibers, yarns, and finishes.

  • Eliminates information that is no longer of use to students or instructors.

New! More on nanotechnology–and their application in finishes.

  • Details some of the emerging fabrics, their characteristics, and place in the market. 

New! More on industrial textiles–and these new constructions and techniques that are being applied to consumer goods.

  • Highlights an area of rapid growth–one that is useful for interiors and clothing and costume.

New! Increased coverage of smart textiles–such as “wearable electronic” clothing, with soft switches set in the materials to control radio, cellphone or even GPS.

  • Shows the developments and trends within the field.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Textile Fibers

Section 3: Yarns–From Fiber to Fabric

Section 4: Fabric Constructions

Section 5: Finishing of Fabrics

Section 6: Care of Fabrics

Section 7: Textiles and Ecology

Section 8: Fabric Assessment

Section 9: Metric in Textiles Use

 

References and Resources

Appendix