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May 22, 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
Swap Your Shoelaces For These Elastic Ones And Never Worry About Tying Bunny Ears Again These smart shoelaces give you an easy way to turn any lace-up pair of sneakers into a no-tie pair of slip ons. Read more…
Polartec and Kraig to bring Spider Silk fabrics to market Initially developed for specialized military applications, these materials made from recombinant spider silk will eventually service the global market for high performance textiles and apparel. Read more…
Trek’s bike helmet features WaveCel technology Trek has launched a new helmet design that replaces EPS foam with Wavecel technology. The honeycomb-style layers of cells are designed to mimic the brain’s own protective fluid that can absorb rotational energy to better protect the wearer. Read more…
5 Small Living Room Decor Mistakes You'll Never See a Designer Make When you're dealing with limited space, every design decision really needs to be thought out, as smaller rooms are less forgiving. Read more…
How sewing improved my mental health — and restored my professional ambitions Although I grew up wearing clothes that my mom and aunts sewed, it took the online sewing community to open the horizon of what I could accomplish. Read more…
 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® SHOULDER WRAP
This Body Therapy® Shoulder Wrap offers comfortable, luxurious therapeutic relief in a versatile wrap. The Wrap is 24" x 5" and is made for relief in the shoulders/neck and helps to ease tension. It is available in gray (37% Celliant® Polyester/63% Cotton) or blue (50% Celliant® (Polyester/50% Tencel ), with a flax seed filler inside. It can be placed in the freezer for soothing cool therapy or in the microwave for a soothing heat.
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CHILLBAND STUDIO WOMEN'S HEADBAND
Dr. Cool's Women's Studio cooling headbands provide chemical-free comfort and cooling. They are made using Coolcore's patented cooling technology, which provides three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation. The result is a stylish accessory piece that can go from "work out" to "out and about" with ease. Colors: Blue, Curaco, Fuscia, and Watercolor.
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