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March 23, 2019


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Fabric University, knowledge to make informed fabric decisions
The course curriculum covers textile fibers & fabrics, including how they are made, their characteristics, and how they are used in in apparel, home furnishings and other textile products. Resources include a Textile Dictionary, Performance Fabric Glossary, Fashion Trends 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
High School Science Projects involving fabrics. Have fun and learn.

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.

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

TOP 10 INNOVATION AWARDS 2017/18
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 Spring/Summer 2019.

NEWS & VIEWS
KATHLEEN BAKER SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SPEEDO FASTSKIN (VIDEO) Developed from a deeper understanding of hydrodynamics and the biomechanics of swimming the LZR Pure Intent is Speedo’s smartest suit to date. Read more…
This $30 Hack Lets You Wash Your Clothes On The Go You’ll always be able to wash your clothes wherever you may find yourself, as long as you have water and detergent. Simply put your dirty clothes inside, add water and detergent, and shake, twirl and dance around with the bag. Read more…
The Best Spring Color Trends to Try If You're a Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead We often pick our clothes based on the weather, work, trends, and flattering silhouettes for our body type. But have you ever chosen to wear a piece of clothing based on your hair color? Read more…
This new fabric will automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty A new fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. Read more…
THE SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRANDS MAKING A BIG SPLASH THIS SUMMER Given how much the sustainable fashion market has grown over the past few seasons, it’s not surprising there are more options than ever when it comes to sustainable swimwear. Read more…
 


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