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The Other Half

Clothing as Material Culture

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Clothing, as Dalby (2001) says of the Japanese kimono, is one of the richest aspects of material culture available to the anthropologist. Once viewed simply as mere artefacts, it is now recognized that cloth and clothing are culturally...
...History and Significance of Knitwear in Clothing Understanding knitwear in fashion is akin to understanding the perceptions and the limitations of the technique itself. This means that the properties of knit as well as the perception...

Synthetic And Special Application Fibers

Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles : Concepts and Principles

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Introduction The first synthetic fiber, nylon, was introduced in 1939 by DuPont. The fiber, which was as sheer as silk but much stronger, revolutionized the hosiery industry. (See CP-6) Since their introduction, chemically synthesized...

Revival of Piña Cloth and Dress: Southern Luzon and Central Philippines

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Contemporary designers and manufacturers in the Philippines have revived the production of piña cloth and dress since the 1990s. Piña, a diaphanous cloth woven from the fibers of the leaves of the pineapple plant, is a textile synonymous...

Future Fibers: Processing

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

Book chapter

...BahadirTanriover/iStockThis Future Fibers part closer presents innovative alternatives to traditional ways of processing textiles. From innovative dye methods to pretreatments for textiles for ecologically improving dye practices to methods...

Textile Manufacture in Japan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The earliest textile survivals in Japan date to the seventh and eighth centuries. Chinese influences reached Japan in the early eighth century, and from that time on, fine colorful silks were woven for the imperial court in the Nishijin...

Jute

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

Book chapter

...Richard I’Anson/Lonely Planet Images/Getty ImagesJute is a long, soft, shiny plant fiber that can be spun into course, strong threads. Jute is one of the most inexpensive natural fibers and is second only to cotton in amount produced...

Nylon

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

Book chapter

...gopfaster/iStockThere are several types of nylons, but the most widely utilized are nylon 6 and nylon 6,6.Nylon 6 and 6,6 are manufactured, man-made fibers that are formed from a chemical process using carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen...

Raw Silk and Reeling

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Reeling is the process of unwinding the continuous filament from silkworm cocoons. The most commonly used silkworms are caterpillars of the Bombyx mori moth. They are raised on trays indoors and fed mulberry leaves. From egg to moth takes...

Surface Treatments

Jenny Udale

Jenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles and Fashion : Exploring Printed Textiles, Knitwear, Embroidery, Menswear and Womenswear

Fairchild Books, 2008

Book chapter

...Once a fabric has been constructed, it can be enhanced or altered with the application of different kinds of surface treatments. Pattern, colour and texture can be added to fabric through techniques that include print, stitch, fabric...