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January 22, 2019


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
This Brilliant Trick Can Un-Shrink Your Sweaters There's no reason to dump that knit in the donation pile—yet. Try this trick to bring your sweaters, cotton T-shirts, and jeans back to their original state. Read more…
Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Schools in The World Students interested in going into fashion should consider these 10 fashion schools — not ranked in any meaningful way — offering degrees, certificates or courses on sustainable fashion. Read more…
MAKE DO AND MEND: THE ART OF REPAIRING FABRIC It can play a positive role in reducing energy, raw material and water consumption. This artisanal practice may also be considered as a reaction against the throwaway culture that has become so insidiously prevalent. Read more…
Which Wedding Dress Should You Wear Based on Your Sign? When there are endless options to pick from and so many styles, a little guidance, *wherever* it may come from can’t hurt, right? Okay, okay, we might not be astrologists or zodiac gurus…but it is kind of fun! Read more…
Amazon Transparency Program to Combat Counterfeiting The Amazon Transparency Program is carried out in four steps involving all parties in the selling and purchasing process. If counterfeit items are found, the manufacturer or supplier is provided with easy reporting tools. Read more…
 


DRAPER CANINE THERAPY® DOG BEDS
The Draper Canine Therapy® Dog Bed offers a high-quality therapeutic bed for relief from surgery, injuries or arthritic conditions. The Dog Bed have contains (Face: 50% Celliant® Polyester/50% Wool; Back: 100% Polyester; Inner Bed: 50% Polyester/50% Cotton; Fill: 100% Recycled PET). Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber containing a proprietary blend of minerals extruded into a polyester fiber.
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WOMEN'S ACTIVE CAP
Dr. Cool's hats use a patented, chemical-free cooling mesh deigned by Coolcore- this lightweight billed cap will keep you cool, dry and comfortable in the sun. With an adjustable Velcro® band and moisture-wicking sweatband, this is the perfect hat for all your outdoor activities. Colors: Fuscia and Diva Blue.
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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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