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May 21, 2024


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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 properties, and how they are used in in apparel, home furnishings and other textile products. Resources include a Textile Dictionary, Performance Fabric Glossary, Fashion Trends, Sustainable Fashion, 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
School Science Projects involving fabrics. Have fun and learn.

Special Features

SUSTAINABILITY
Education, Information & Inspiration. Eco-Video Vault helps the learning. Write your own sustainability story.

INNOVATIVE DISCOVERIES VIDEOS (NEW)
Videos & information on the new technologies & fabrics that improve the quality, comfort, performance & sustainability of the clothes you wear & the home textiles you use.

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.

ECO-GLOSSARY
Learn terms, such as fast fashion, transparency, upcycling....

FABRICLINK GUIDES
Find Educational Pages about technical fabrics, How to Make Your Clothes Last, News Releases, Articles.

TOP 10 TEXTILE INNOVATION AWARDS
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 Autum/Winter 2020-21.

NEWS & VIEWS
SHEIN empowers new designers The incubator program mentors independent designers in areas including development, manufacturing and sales, offering marketing tools and real-time supply chain analytics. Read more…
MIT dataset helps predict biodegradable polyesters Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used machine learning to analyze a library of 642 polyesters and polycarbonates and predict how they biodegrade, based on their chemical structure and results from tests using the bacteria P. lemoignei. Read more…
Set Your Dryer to Perm Press ... Meaning What, Exactly? Perm press, or permanent press, is a delicate cycle found on both washers and dryers. Read more…
These startups have a plan to end Shein’s fast-fashion dominance One way resale platforms like ThredUp and Vestiaire Collective entice consumers to shop with them is by highlighting how much more sustainable it is to buy used products rather than new ones. Read more…
Staying ‘Fiber Curious’ in an Age of Fast Fashion Explore what it means to be part of your “fibershed” and what’s standing in the way of a local and sustainable fiber economy. Read more…
 


ZYIA - Item 883 - Navy Pocket Light N Tight Hi-Rise Capri 20
Say hello to the versatile capri edition our most popular legging. The high-performance design offers a firm compression that feels oh-so-supportive whether you plan to run a marathon or just run the day. The fitted design and high-quality fabric contours to your shape, & stay in place for a frictionless, effortlessly flattering look.

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ZYIA - Item - 3524 - Men's Navy Clubhouse Trainer Pant 36
Though we gave them the precisely tailored look of dress slacks, these pants are anything but stiff and scratchy. We built them from a highly-breathable, quick-drying technical fabric that has the look of a wool weave and the feel of silk. With a hidden, soft elastic waistband that wicks sweat and the pants adapt to your movements.

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NETWORK PARTNERS
The Technical Center Outdoor Retailer Material Wise - Your podcast on Material Matters INDA - Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Textile World & Textiles PanAmericanos Fashion for Profit Consulting Textile Communications Techtextil North America
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