Textiles for the Fashion Industry

Study textiles and the textile industry with an emphasis on natural and synthetic fiber classifications, color applications, and weave classifications. Develop a basic understanding of the common uses of specific textiles in the fashion industry (apparel fabrics, linings, interfacings, etc.). Produce a swatch reference book. Learn about textile care, discerning fabric quality, textile trends and trend forecasting. Additional attention will be given to new advancements in textiles including the inclusion of nanotechnology in fabrics, the challenges of fabric recycling, and the ecological impact of the textile industry. Required text: Fabric Science Swatch Kit, 10th Edition. Allen C. Cohen, Ingrid Johnson, and Joseph J. Pizzuto. New York: Fairchild Books, Inc., 2011. ISBN: 978-56367-858-5.

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