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February 26, 2017


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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
China eyes steady, green growth of textile industry China aims to achieve average annual output growth of 6-7 percent in its textile industry for the 2016-2020 period and for the industry to become more environmentally friendly. The MIIT also set an 18-percent reduction target for the industry's energy intensity and a 10-percent drop in pollutant emission between 2016 and 2020. Read more…
Microbial Dresses and a Dishcloth that tells you it’s Time to Wash it From microbial fashion to a fabric that changes colors in the presence of pathogens, Neffa is exploring the many benefits and applications of combining microbiology and textiles. Read more…
Cotton coated in graphene-based ink may support a sustainable, cheap wearable The cheap, sustainable technology could find applications from healthcare to sportswear. Read more…
China brings textile jobs to USA Hongxin Chen, general manager of Labon, said his firm is excited to be launching its first operation in the United States. The move by Labon is a rare counter to the outflow of textile jobs from the South in recent decades. Read more…
North Carolina State Wins Grant for Textile Weaving Innovation The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced NC State as one of this year’s Innovation Fund grant recipients for their innovation in improving textile weaving efficiency. The 2016 round of grants are focused on innovations in textile manufacturing processes. 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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The Technical Center BeverLake6 Reports California Fashion Association Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos TALA Techtextil North America Textile Communications
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