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May 25, 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
DIAPER WHICH SIGNALS TIME FOR CHANGE Scientists from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has developed an innovative diaper design which visually signals it is time for diaper change even in darkness. Read more…
How to Repair Snags From a Cat on a Cloth Couch While it is not possible to restore the surface of the couch entirely to its previous appearance, it is possible to make some repairs to the area where the cat has scratched. 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…
How sewing improved my mental health — and restored my professional ambitions Although I grew up wearing clothes that my mom and aunts sewed, it took the online sewing community to open the horizon of what I could accomplish. Read more…
Trek’s bike helmet features WaveCel technology Trek has launched a new helmet design that replaces EPS foam with Wavecel technology. The honeycomb-style layers of cells are designed to mimic the brain’s own protective fluid that can absorb rotational energy to better protect the wearer. Read more…
 


HANK'S SURPLUS TACTICAL ASSAULT 3 DAY BACKPACK
At only 4 pounds, Hank's Surplus packed a punch with its Assault 3 day Backpack. If it's an awesome assault pack you need, you’ll find it in the tactical Assault 3 Day Backpack. Made with super strong 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric, this bag is designed to endure anything and it comes with strong nylon webbing. For storage, this pack has three main compartments with two nylon mesh pockets and inside hydration pocket with drain port.
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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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