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Acrylic

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

...morrolight/iStockAcrylic is a manufactured synthetic fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer.Cohen and Johnson 2010 Acrylic production is a multistep chemical process that uses 85 percent...

Artificial Hair Additions

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Whether to change hair’s texture, length, add color or fabulously fake ornamentation, hair extensions have become incredibly popular in the early 21st century, leading to hair (and feather) shortages, price wars, celebrity endorsements...

Body Armor

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Although the term body armor has traditionally described apparel providing physical protection for combatants, the term might apply equally well to protective garments for any situation in which humans face danger from impact. Sports...
...History and Significance of Italian Fashion The official date of birth of Italian fashion was 12 February 1951, when Giovanbattista Giorgini organized a fashion show of Milanese and Roman couture houses in his home in Via dei Serragli...

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

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...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...
...Hervé Léger was born in Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France in 1957. He attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 1975. After working as a hairdresser, he designed hats for the Parisian boutique Venus et Neptune...

Modal

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

...malerapaso/iStockModal’s material properties are similar to traditional viscose; however it has three major differentiating characteristics: 1) the manufacturing process for modal is less toxic than traditional rayon/viscose processing, 2...

Polyester

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

...crystalfoto/ShutterstockOver the last forty-five years, technical developments in polyester production have improved the fiber’s hand feel, fineness, and quality. Polyester is now the world’s most widely used fiber, representing 79 percent...

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

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...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...

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...