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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 Finishes give textile products properties they do not possess naturally. Almost all apparel and furnishings textiles are subjected to some type of finishing process and frequently have more than one finish. While most finishes...