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July 23, 2018


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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
Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Read more…
Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution Called the 4th industrial revolution by some, smart textile companies represent a significant opportunity for manufacturers to use advanced materials in their manufacturing. Read more…
Think Tank: Welcome to Fashion’s Eco-Label Jungle Given the ambiguity and confusion, it might be beneficial to share a short list of the “best in class” labels that you can trust, explained in a simple and accessible way. Read more…
How to Clean White Mesh Shoes in 5 Steps Keeping your favorite white mesh shoes clean may be easier than you think. Read more…
Could yak wool be the new cashmere? Mongolia is a leading supplier of cashmere, which is made from goat hair. But goats' destructive grazing habits are damaging the country's land. 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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ICEBREAKER IKA VEST
Designed to offer durable weather resistance and added core warmth whether you're out on the river or hiking in the mountains, the Ika Vest combines CORDURA® softshell fabric with a brushed merino-blend lining. Used as an outer layer on milder days, the Ika protects against wind and light precip while breathing efficiently and stretching to move with you. Thanks to its brushed interior, the vest also functions as an insulating midlayer on colder days. Two hand pockets and a chest pocket secure your small essential items.
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The Technical Center BeverLake6 Reports California Fashion Association Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos Fashion for Profit Consulting Textile Communications Techtextil North America
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