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Cotton Incorporated: Promoting a Raw Material

Patty Mitropoulos

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Michael P. Londrigan

Michael P. Londrigan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacqueline M. Jenkins

Jacqueline M. Jenkins is Acting Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Understand the reasoning behind the creation of industry associations. Define how social values effect raw material sales and production. Analyze the advantages...

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...

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...

Manufactured Cellulosic And Regenerated Protein 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 Manufactured cellulosic and regenerated protein fibers are created from materials that cannot be used for fibers in their original state. For example, cotton linters cannot be spun into cotton, but they can be used to create...

Fiber Classification: Natural Fibers

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Reference SwatchesRecycled CottonOrganic Color-Grown CottonSea Island CottonFlaxRamieHempWoolCashmere/WoolCultivated SilkWild SilkSilk NoilDupioni Silk Overview: Natural and Manufactured Fibers Critical to the comprehensive understanding...

Future Fibers: Natural Fibers

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

...svet110/iStockThis Future Fibers part closer presents innovative biological alternatives to traditional biological fibers. From new processing techniques or new uses to biological fibers, the companies profiled here have created...

Hemp

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

...Achim Prill/iStockHemp is a tall, sturdy plant that is grown to make a variety of foods, oils, and textiles. Hemp is a natural bast fiber (fiber collected from bast or skin of the plant), along with jute, ramie, bamboo, and flax...

Fashion: An Unrecognized Contributor to Climate Change

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the complex environmental consequences associated with increased fiber, textile, and clothing production. The chapter follows the journey of natural and man-made fibers throughout...

Manos de Uruguay: A Cooperative Umbrella

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Uruguay, a small country on the southeastern coast of South America, has a population of just under four million. Its temperate climate and relatively thin soil make it perfect for sheep and cattle ranching; its principal exports are dairy...

Cotton

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

...Cotton is a seed fiber and is grown as a boll around the seed of the cotton plant. Cotton represents 35 percent of the world’s textiles and is the second largest fiber category worldwide.Agriculture Marketing Resource Center, Cotton Profile...