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May 26, 2017


YOUR EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE TO FABRICS, APPAREL, HOME FURNISHINGS AND CARE

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Fabric University, knowledge to make informed fabric decisions
The course curriculum has been developed to provide the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the purchase and care of fabrics, apparel, home furnishings and other textile products.

Fabric University Course 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.


BURN TEST
Identifying Textile fibers

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

CAREER PATH
Learn About Career Paths in the Apparel & Textile Industry

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

University Resources

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.

NEWS & VIEWS
Purdue researcher wants to use body heat to charge your wearables Thermoelectric semiconductor strings woven into fabric or other surfaces that generate heat and convert that energy into electrical power. Read more…
Drones weave moth-inspired pavilion from carbon fiber threads The buildings of the future could be built with the help of drones. The unmanned aerial vehicles were put to the test in the University of Stuttgart’s latest robotically constructed pavilion. Read more…
Lisa’s List: 15 Things You Should Really Know about Yarn A list that the result of a curious knitter reading a bunch of spinning stuff. Read more…
Sportswear Brands by Women Form a League of Their Own A number of entrepreneurial women are addressing a lack of diversity in sportswear for women with brands focused on everything from sizing to social causes. Read more…
Why You Should Wash Your Leggings After Every Single Workout Don't let sweat and bacteria build up from not washing them. Read more…
 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® GRAY INFINITY SCARF
This comfortable and fashionable Infinity Scarf can easily be folded and draped around the shoulders and neck, providing protection from the elements and keeping your shoulders and neck loose and limber. The Draper Body Therapy Gray Infinity Scarf contains 37 % Celliant® (Polyester) and 63% Cotton. 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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WOMEN'S LONG SLEEVE CREW NECK
This women's long sleeve crew neck shirt is the ideal workout shirt for any activity. Dr. Cool uses a patented chemical-free cooling material designed by Coolcore to you comfortable, dry and cool for maximum performance. The moisture and sweat activated material delivers three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation, and regulated evaporation to reduce the fabric’s surface temperature by up to 30%.
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NETWORK PARTNERS
The Technical Center BeverLake6 Reports California Fashion Association Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos TALA Techtextil North America Textile Communications
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