Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology

Sinclair, Rose, ed. 2014. Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. ISBN 9781845699314 [Edited Book]

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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.

Key Features:

Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of textile fibres to yarn and fabric manufacture, fabric finishing, apparel production and fashion

Focused on the needs of college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses

Each chapter ends with a summary to emphasise key points, a comprehensive self-review section, and project ideas are also provided

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Edited Book

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Textiles, Fashion, Textile materials, Textile processes, Fabrics

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August 2014

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06 Dec 2018 14:16

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17 Nov 2022 14:32



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