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October 16, 2021


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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
Yarn biodegrades for sustainable athletic garments The collection includes four new styles, which have been made with a functional fabric called Fitter, which uses Fulgar’s biodegradable Amni Soul Eco 6,6 polyamide yarn. According to Fulgar, Amni Soul Eco biodegrades in about five years in anaerobic landfills. Read more…
How to Crochet a Pumpkin Use simple crochet stitches to make an adorable pumpkin! You'll love this soft and squishy gourd, and with its sweet smiling face. It's a fast project. Read more…
Smart glove translates sign language The glove is worn on the user’s right hand and is paired via Bluetooth to a subscription-based app for smartphone. Read more…
NETHERLANDS' TEIJIN ARAMID & OMP RACING MAKE PROTECTIVE RACING SUIT The suit contains just two layers, one less than most standard racing suits. This allows the wearer greater flexibility and a more tailored, comfortable fit. The suit is also up to 10 per cent lighter than the previous racing wear. Read more…
Wearable keyboard is MIDI capable The prototype KnittedKeyboard II utilizes digital knitting technology, utilizing intarsia, interlock patterning and a collection of functional (electrically-conductive and thermoplastic) and non-functional (polyester) fibers. Read more…
 


ZYIA - Item 201 - BlackAll-Star Bra
For high-impact sports and long workouts, nothing beats the functionality and support of our All Star. The high-fit neckline lets you focus on your workout while the mesh panel keeps you cool. A wide, ventilated back panel and zippered racer back construction offer additional stay-in-place support and a touch of style that makes this bra worth wearing solo.

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ZYIA - Item 320 - Black Twist Tank
A stylish, and highly functional top, our twist tank features a twisting strap that layers well with all your sports bras while keeping you cool. Four-way stretch fabric and flat-serged interior seaming offer maximum comfort without chafing. The versatile design features a slightly scooped hemline and medium-high neckline, making it a go-to choice for any activity.

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