"This monumental study embraces linguistic and archaelogical investigations, practical knowledge weaving, palaeobiology, and other arcane sciences to trace the development of cloth" (Washington Post Book World). "A fascinating study of early textile traditions in the Aegean and adjacent parts of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East".--Lynn S. Teague, Spin-Off.
Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.
This pupil book is designed for Key Stage 3 of Design and Technology. It aims to present the material required by the curriculum in a motivating way providing a clear coverage of the knowledge, understanding and skills and laying the groundwork for GCSE level. A teacher's pack is available.
Initially written to pull together scattered literature in polymer science and textile technology, the first edition of Coated Textiles: Principles and Applications became a gold standard resource in this field. Completely revised and updated, this second edition reflects not only the latest developments in the field, but also explores future possibilities. The book covers the materials used in coatings and their chemistry, textile substrates, coating methods, properties of fabrics after coating, rheology of coating, applications of coated fabrics, and test methods in chronological order. New topics in the Second Edition: · Coating with stimuli-sensitive polymers and intelligent textiles · Nanomaterial coating to produce soil-resistant fabrics · Breathable coating for health care garments · Adhesives and foam for laminates · Research trends such as temperature-adaptable fabrics, silicone coating for airbag fabrics, healthcare garments, intumescent coating, coating materials, and coating methods The author provides a detailed discussion that includes diverse applications of coated fabrics, rheology, smart coating, physical properties of coated fabrics, as well as the underlying principles of test methods. The book includes applications and explores coating with functional materials such as dyes, fragrances, phase change materials, smart polymers and nanomaterials for special applications. With applications in defense, transportation, healthcare, architecture, space, sports, environmental pollution control, and other diverse end-product uses, coated textiles is a multibillion dollar industry. Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, the second edition compiles information from various sources into one convenient, easily accessible resource.
Design and Make It : Textiles Technology for Key Stage 3 has a flexible unit-based structure. The use of structured, as well as open-ended units ensures a balance between knowledge and understanding and designing and making. Each unit builds on the previous unit and provides a higher level of challenge. The units can be used as the basis for a ready-made sequence of lessons, or as support for delivering knowledge and understanding within other tasks set by the teacher. The series helps students to remember the theory, use correct terminology and tackles specific exam techniques.
This book covers the following themes and cross-cutting research and development activities: Agronomy, economics and market trends for the production of natural fibres; Synthetic and natural fibres, their properties, processing and applications; Properties, performance and primary processing of natural fibres; Textile and clothing production processes and properties; Nanotechnology applications in fibres, textiles and clothing; Comfort and health related applications of textiles; World trade and marketing of fibres, textiles and clothing; Modern and innovative textile processing techniques and technologies.
Provides a comprehensive discussion of textile technology topics, including textile product development, fabric production, manufacturing, and clothing design and production. Suggested level: senior secondary.
The manufacture and processing of textiles is a complex and essential industry requiring many diverse skills to ensure profitability. New products are continually being developed, and reflect the energy and innovation of those working in the field. This book focuses on the technological aspects of the chemical processing oftextiles, and on the modifications necessary for specific work environments. Coverage ranges from fibre structure and its relationship to tensile properties, textile aesthetics, comfort physiology, and end-use performance, through to the effect of domestic processing by the consumer on the textile product. The industry is constantly under environmental pressure, and the book examines the nature of environmental control and the development of alternative technology to produce less environmental impact. In order to provide a balanced view of the current situation, authors have been drawn from academia, research institutes and industry to produce a text that will be useful to both industrial readers and university students. In conclusion I would like to thank the authors for their dedication and their contributions.