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Out of Women’s Hands: Notes on Venetian Glass Beads, Female Labour and International Trades

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...The Setting One of the thousands of women employed in stringing glass beads in bunches of threads or making floral decorations tiptoes into a novel set in Venice during the early 1880s. (James 1888: 93). This was a young lady with powdered...

Shared and Unique Traditions and Practices

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Whether for everyday wear or special occasions, clothing throughout native North America reflects many important aspects of the lives of the people who made and wore these garments and body adornments in the past. Contemporary clothing...
...Antonio Berardi was born in 1968 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK, to Sicilian parents who had emigrated to England in the 1950s. His Sicilian heritage is something that has inspired him throughout his career. Berardi’s love for clothing...

Raw Materials

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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Fashion Supply Chain Management

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Establish the Industrial Revolution as a context for understanding the roots of the fashion industry in the United States.Describe the differences between natural and synthetic...

Beads and Beadwork

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Although today most African communities purchase locally manufactured and imported glass beads for daily and ritual use, indigenous communities originally relied on locally available materials such as seeds and ostrich eggshells or marine...

Fiber Classification: Manufactured 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 SwatchesRayonBemberg® Cuprammonium RayonMicromodal®BambooTencel® LyocellAcetateSoy/Organic Cotton/SpandexGlassNylon/MetallicManufactured fibers include two broad categories of fibers: manufactured regenerated and synthetic fibers....

Intelligent Textiles: The Future of Fashion

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...Fashion’s engagement with disciplines such as technology, architecture, industrial design, and biochemistry is creating rapid advancements that radically reinvent its relationship to the body and the built environment. As sustainability...

Beads: Prehistory to Early Twenty-First Century

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Bead types are varied, and their quantities exist in the billions, especially with regard to glass seed beads; because of this, they have often been treated as the small change of history. Rarely intrinsically valuable, but often previously...

Knits

Steven Stipelman

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women&s Wear Daily for 25 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Illustrating Fashion : Concept to Creation

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...The main difference between knits and woven fabrics is that knits stretch and therefore darts and seams can be eliminated. Because knits stretch, they can fit very tightly, and because of their construction, they will not rip apart. Also...