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October 16, 2019


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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.

SUSTAINABLE FASHION (New)
Education, Information & Inspiration. Eco-Video Vault. Write your own sustainability story.

BURN TEST
Identifying Textile fibers

SCIENCE PROJECT IDEAS
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
Nordstrom Makes Eco-conscious Moves For Millennials And Gen Z Nordstrom has become the first U.S.-based multi-line fashion retailer to offer an online shopping microsite dedicated to sustainable fashion. Read more…
Rebelling Against The Fashion Industry Their sustainable knits are inspired by North aesthetics and made with natural materials. They're almost exclusively made by stay-at-home moms. Read more…
Consumer Guide: What Can I Do to Make a Difference? While there is no way for us to shop our way into sustainability, we still live in a society where pretty much all of us have to wear clothing on a daily basis. So, what’s a person to do? Read more…
7 essential questions for the eco-friendly fashionista Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you shop sustainably: Read more…
Scrap Art: Patchwork Linens from Copenhagen Using an antique Singer sewing machine and a needle and thread, an artist stitches together cast-offs & fashion remnants into beguiling window panels, placemats, and pillows. She says, “I have a deep appreciation and interest in the abandoned.” Read more…
 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® BLUE T-SHIRTS
This shirt is made of a comfortable and breathable material that is designed to be both stylish and therapeutic. The T-Shirts are versatile enough to wear casually, use during athletic activities, to sleep in, or as a base layer on chilly days. The Draper Body Therapy Blue T-Shirts contain 50% Celliant® (Polyester) and 50% Tencel. Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber which contains a proprietary blend of minerals which have been extruded into a polyester fiber.
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KIDS SOLID COLOR SUNHAT
Made using a patented, chemical-free cooling fabric deigned by Coolcore, the Dr. Cool Kid's Sun Hat is the perfect sun protection. The wide brim provides shade while a moisture-wicking sweatband helps keep you cool. Colors: Blue, Fushia, Lime Punch.
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