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November 24, 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
Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear The pop-up events were so successful that the outdoor clothing retailer has made them permanent. Read more…
Reformation Just Launched A Line Of Sustainable Denim Reformation’s new collection is held to the same material standards as the rest of the brand’s products: with 100 percent recycled materials, leftover fabrics, or sustainably sourced fibers. Read more…
A natural history of the wedding dress The history of the wedding dress is shorter than the history of weddings, and even shorter still than the history of marriage. Read more…
All the biggest wedding dress trends for 2018 Whether you’re a dedicated follower of fashion, or you’re just trying to avoid the obvious trends, it’s useful to know what’s hot right now. Read more…
A new fashion era – conscious, circular and compassionate The wider fashion industry is now opening up to a fundamental shift from simply being aware and conscious, to also feeling true compassion towards how workers, societies and ecosystems are affected across the supply chains. 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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KATHMANDU ARCHON 65L BACKPACK v4
If you're new to multi-day hiking, or enjoy tackling the occasional Great Walk, the 65L Archon is the pack for you: sturdy and reliable, made from tough Cordura® fabric, it has everything you need (bottle pockets, pole and bed-roll attachments) and nothing you don't. The easily adjustable RS2 harness has a small to XL range built in to the harness design. The padded and stiffened hip-belt and shaped alloy frame-stays transfer the load where it needs to be, while the padded EVA shoulder straps, adjustable sternum straps and padded back panel makes the trek over the Tongariro Crossing more comfortable.
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NETWORK PARTNERS
The Technical Center BeverLake6 Reports California Fashion Association Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos TALA Textile Communications
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