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April 21, 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
Kate Hudson’s New Happy X Nature Clothing Line Is Here-It’s Good For The Environment The brand uses recycled and organic cotton in many of the designs in addition to most of the denim pieces crafted out of material from recycled bottles! Read more…
How to Make a Weighted Blanket If you enjoy sewing, this DIY weighted blanket is the perfect sleep solution at an affordable price point. Read more…
New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing Did you know that 25 % of clothing’s carbon footprint comes from the way it’s cared for? Decisions about washing, removing stains, ironing, and drying have a profound impact. Read more…
It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…
One Thing to Do With Old Clothes? Turn Them Into Art Eileen Fisher, a leader in the sustainable fashion sphere, is tackling 'What can you do with clothes you don’t wear anymore?" One option is to turn them into art. Read more…
 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® WINTER CAP
This fuzzy and comfortable cap provides the wearer protection in cooler weather with added therapeutic benefits. It is used over the ears and crown area (head) to provide an increase in circulation along with regulation of body temperature. The Draper Body Therapy Winter Cap contains 50% Celliant® (Polyester) and 50% Polyester. 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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CHILL WRISTBAND
Dr. Cool’s Reversible Chill Wristbands, sold as a pair, will keep your pulse points cool, dry and comfortable. They are made using Coolcore's patented cooling fabrics, which are sweat activated to provide three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation. Unlike other cooling accessories, Dr. Cool's wristbands are chemical free, so the cooling benefit will never wash out. Colors: Black, Fuscia, Monaco Blue, Red, Striped Fuscia, and Watercolor.
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