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May 29, 2020


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What is Sustainable Fashion? Be Educated
 
Fabric University, knowledge to make informed fabric decisions
The course curriculum covers textile fibers & fabrics, including how they are made, their properties, and how they are used in in apparel, home furnishings and other textile products. Resources include a Textile Dictionary, Performance Fabric Glossary, Fashion Trends, Sustainable Fashion, and other useful References & Guides.
Fabric University Curriculum

FIBER HISTORY
When were fibers developed and by whom?

FIBER PRODUCTION/BLENDING
The Hows and Whys

FIBER CHARACTERISTICS
Learn what makes each fiber important

FABRIC SEMINAR
Quick, informative

YARN FACTS
Yarn construction, spinning, colors and finishing.

SWEATER & YARN RESOURCE
See examples and learn about knit constructions, knit fabrics and yarn.

BURN TEST
Identifying Textile fibers

SCIENCE PROJECT IDEAS
School Science Projects involving fabrics. Have fun and learn.

Special Features

SUSTAINABILITY
Education, Information & Inspiration. Eco-Video Vault helps the learning. Write your own sustainability story.

INNOVATIVE DISCOVERIES VIDEOS (NEW)
Videos & information on the new technologies & fabrics that improve the quality, comfort, performance & sustainability of the clothes you wear & the home textiles you use.

Material Wise - Your podcast on Material MattersPODCAST INTERVIEWS
Nancy Fendler of MaterialWise talks with designers and others in the textile industry who share their experience & what inspires them.

University Resources

TEXTILE DICTIONARY (Recently Updated)
Learn Textile fiber and fabric terms.

PERFORMANCE FABRIC GLOSSARY
Terminology used to describe/discuss technical fabrics.

ECO-GLOSSARY
Learn terms, such as fast fashion, transparency, upcycling....

FABRICLINK GUIDES
Find Educational Pages about technical fabrics, How to Make Your Clothes Last, News Releases, Articles.

TOP 10 TEXTILE INNOVATION AWARDS
FabricLink's Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards recognize technical achievements and originality that improves or advances finished textile products and performance.

CAREER PATHS
Find Career Paths in the Apparel & Textile Industry

UNIVERSITY RESEACH
Learn about current research being performed at colleges and universities. Let us know about exciting projects at your school to add to our list!

UNIVERSITY LINKS
Universities that offer degree programs in textile and related disiplines.

Trendbook
SENSIL® TEXTILE TRENDBOOK
See the latest trends for Autum/Winter 2020-21.

NEWS & VIEWS
Take a trip down fashion’s memory lane with Dior 1949 haute couture documentary on YouTube What would fashion fanatics give to escape into a world of fashion nestled in a time-capsule that takes you back in 1949? Read more…
What Does Sustainable Fashion Actually Mean? Here’s a breakdown of a few of the most popular terms brands are using today. Read more…
Red Carpets Will Never Be the Same After the Pandemic Is Over Moving forward, sustainability will become — even more so than it was before — the top priority for red carpet fashion. Read more…
Cracking the Code on Mixing and Matching Patterns for Home Decorating Overdo it, and prints can overpower a space; underplay it, and they run the risk of looking out of place. But if your home is missing a hit of bold color. Here are a few ground rules. Read more…
DESIGNTEX, HOLOGENIX UNVEIL CELLIANT UPHOLSTERY Celliant, a mix of naturally occurring, thermo-reactive minerals which capture and convert body heat into infrared energy, improves local circulation, cellular oxygenation, and helps regulate temperature, causing more energy, endurance, comfort and well-being. Read more…
 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® SLEEP LINERS
This Body Therapy® Sleep Liner offers therapeutic benefits while you sleep. The Sleep Liner allows you to use your already comfortable mattress, while helping to relieve soreness/tension throughout the body. The Draper Body Therapy Sleep Liner contains 85 % Celliant® (Polyester)/15% Recycled PET (Polyester). Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber, containing a proprietary blend of minerals extruded into a polyester fiber.
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ICEBREAKER IKA VEST
Designed to offer durable weather resistance and added core warmth whether you're out on the river or hiking in the mountains, the Ika Vest combines CORDURA® softshell fabric with a brushed merino-blend lining. Used as an outer layer on milder days, the Ika protects against wind and light precip while breathing efficiently and stretching to move with you. Thanks to its brushed interior, the vest also functions as an insulating midlayer on colder days. Two hand pockets and a chest pocket secure your small essential items.
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