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The Textile Industry

Jay Diamond

Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ellen Diamond

Ellen Diamond is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, including The World of Fashion, 5th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and Retail Advertising and Promotion (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World of Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Isn’t it wonderful to unpack wool jersey and thumb your nose at an iron? After you have completed this chapter, you will be able to discuss:Natural and manufactured fibers.Major fiber classifications and the advantages...

Coloring Agents

Edith Anderson Feisner

Edith Anderson Feisner is a Visiting Specialist / Assistant Chair (Retired) in the School of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. She has taught courses in color, design, and introduction to visual arts. She has held many positions in the Embroiderers' Guild of America including certified teacher, teacher certification board, as well as the author of the master craftsman programs in color and design. Her fine art works are in both public and private collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ronald Reed

Ron Reed, MS, NCIDQ Certificate No. 20474, ASID, IDEC, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Interior Design in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University--San Marcos. Reed has served as the IDEC Southwest Regional Chair between 2011-2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Interior Design from Colorado State University and Bachelor in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His research interest include color pedagogy and interior environmental features leading to perceptions of place-attachment and meanings of home in environments of limited personal control. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Color Studies

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...After reading this chapter, you will be able to:Explain and compare the difference between additive (light) color mixing and subtractive (pigments and dyes) color mixing.Describe the basic processes and types of pigments and dyes artists...

Fabric Specifications

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 Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Designers consider many factors when selecting textiles for wearing apparel. Fabric classifications and characteristics regarding aesthetic desirability and performance are specified in relation to the garment’s design and intended use...

Dyed and Printed Fabrics

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 SwatchesFiber/Stock DyedYarn DyedPiece DyedCross DyedLiberty Print/DitsyToile de JouyPaisley PrintDirect PrintBlotch PrintOverprintDuplex PrintDischarge PrintHeat-Transfer PrintFlock PrintVelvet BurnoutBatiste BurnoutJersey...

Southern Highland Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Cloth serves many purposes in the daily and ritual lives of contemporary Quechua people in the southern highlands of Peru. Handwoven alpaca and sheep-wool textiles provide the basic needs of warmth and protection in these rugged, cold...

Indigo

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Indigo is a chemical substance made from indigotin, which produces a blue color. It can be used to dye textiles, but also paper and even skin. It is the only natural dye that can produce a colorfast blue that does not fade through sunlight....

Printed Fabrics (Swatches 81–88)

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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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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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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J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science : Swatch Kit

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Fabric Science Swatch Kit: Printed Fabrics / Assignment 18 To Evaluate Printed Design Materials: Set of swatches, pick glass, worksheet For each printed fabric in the swatch set determine the following: Name of the print: e.g...

Stretch Terms and Jargon

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...Objective Because of the former segmentation of the garment industry, into eveningwear, knitwear, and swimwear, the stretch industry has its own terminology and jargon. The stretch designer and patternmaker must understand the specific...

Textile Arts of the Mapuche of Chile

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The Mapuche, whose name means “people of the land,” still live close to the land and follow their traditions, which explains the survival of their culture and textiles. In pre-Hispanic times, they were nomadic fishermen...
...If you would take that hideous green flower out of your coat … I might answer your question differently. If you could forget what you call art, if you could see life at all with a simple, untrammelled vision, if you could be like a man...