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October 23, 2018


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

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

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

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


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

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
25 Bridal Capes That'll Complete Your Wedding Day Look If you're looking to elevate your wedding look with something a bit dramatic, suggest you consider a bridal cape. Read more…
THE RIGHT WAY TO MIX PATTERNS IN A ROOM If you've ever admired a patterned-packed interior, but have been reluctant to try this maximalist style in your own space, now's the time to reconsider. Read more…
College students reinvent furniture shopping experience with 'couch-in-a-box' business Two college students brought their wits to the furniture industry to reinvent the shopping experience. Read more…
THE BEST BED LINENS FOR EVERY DESIGN STYLE You might be overlooking one of the most important ways to tie your bedroom together and make a major decor statement: your bed. Read more…
The '80s Denim Trend You're About to See Everywhere Whether you’re a fan of the fashion from the decade or not, the polarizing trends of the ’80s have made their way back into the cycle of 2018 trends. Read more…
 


TOPO X SALOMON SHOES
Topo Designs and Salomon got together to create these fashionably functional shoes that are "Dedicated to authentic mountain heritage and functional design". Made with CORDURA® Classic fabric these shoes are built to last and look great while doing so!
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MANHATTAN PORTAGE PRALL BACKPACK
Made out of lightweight and durable CORDURA® Lite fabric, this unique bag can be worn over the shoulder that includes a strap clasp to eliminate extra straps from hanging. It also features reflective tape that will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. Unique one strap backpack design featuring both drawstring and buckle closure 3M™ reflective strip for extra visibility.
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NETWORK PARTNERS
The Technical Center BeverLake6 Reports California Fashion Association Material Wise - Your podcast on Material Matters Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos Fashion for Profit Consulting Textile Communications Techtextil North America
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