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Production of Manufactured 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 Approximately 70 percent of the textiles used in the United States are manufactured fibers. The breakdown of usage is: Apparel—48 percent Furnishings (excluding floor coverings)—40 percent Floor coverings—99 percent...

Yarn Formation

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 American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) defines a yarn as a continuous strand of textile fibers, filaments, or materials in a form that can be used to make fabric. Fiber properties can be enhanced or modified...

Yarn Classification

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 SwatchesSingle-Spun RayonSingle Multifilament RayonTwo-Ply Spun Polyester/RayonPolyester MicrofiberBoucléChenilleEyelashTweed Yarn Classification A yarn is a group of fibers twisted together to form a continuous strand. Yarns...

The Textile Cycle: From Fiber to Fashion

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

Book chapter

...Reference SwatchesCottonSpun YarnFilament YarnMuslinTextiles are ubiquitous, playing an integral part of our everyday lives. The paradox is that they are often invisible to us. We seldom notice the carpets that we walk on, the drapes...

Textiles

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In its widest definition, the term textile includes more than a woven fabric, it can denote any fibrous construction, including nets, braided, and felted structures. A textile is the result of complex interactions between...