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Safety Regulations and Guidelines for Wearing Apparel

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Quality : A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products

Fairchild Books, 2014

Book chapter

...To examine safety regulations for key major consumer markets around the globeTo gain awareness of regulatory bodies overseeing and enforcing safety regulations for apparel itemsTo understand the importance of consumer safety regulations...

Fabrics Defined by Finishes

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 SwatchesFlannelFlanneletteSueded InterlockMoleskinPeachskinMoiré TaffetaEmbossedPleatedYoryuPlisséFlame-Retardant CottonMeltonAfinish is anything done to a fiber, yarn, fabric, or garment to change the way it looks, feels...

Living and Working in Hazardous Environments

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...This chapter involves protecting human beings who enter environments that contain hazards such as radiation, chemical or biological contamination, and electric shock. Because many of the same principles are involved in protecting people...

Flammability testing and issues specific to children’s products

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Deanna Clark-Esposito is Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, Adjunct Professor of Business Law at LIM College, New York City, and Partner of Fashion Compliance and International Trade, at the law firm Schrier Shayne Koenig Samberg and Ryne, also in New York City, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...The flammability testing of clothing for adults and children’s sleepwear are two of the most frequently performed lab tests done on wearing apparel and represent one of the best known hazards in the fashion industry—flammable fabrics...

Functional Dress

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Functional dress may either serve as a protective barrier between some hazard and its wearer or function as an enhancement, adding capabilities to the body. The word dress generally connotes items made of flexible textile materials...

Textiles for Interiors

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Objectives To understand the interior furnishings industry and its marketing structure. To know the terminology used in the interior furnishings industry. To be knowledgeable of and able to evaluate the performance characteristics...

Materials

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Functional clothing is made from many of the same materials as fashion apparel, but it often incorporates other materials less familiar to a clothing designer. This chapter will introduce the basics of some of the materials most frequently...

Thermal Protection

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on how clothing keeps the body in thermal balance (i.e., at a temperature that is within the bounds of safety). It covers the ways in which the body responds thermally to its environment; the role of textiles and other...

Textile Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Objectives To know the specifics of the federal laws relating to fibers, textiles, and textile products. To understand the rationale of these laws. To be able to interpret labels on textile products correctly. To understand the impact...

Impact Protection

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Impact protection is not generally thought to be a primary function of clothing, although a great number of clothing items for military, sports, industrial, and service activities are used for this purpose.When impact-protective clothing...