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Cold weather can be a potential hazard to human health,
adversely affecting physiological functions, work performance and
wellbeing. Designing suitable apparel for cold environments is
therefore a complex task. Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel reviews
the principles, materials, and requirements of cold weather apparel
and stimulates ideas for future innovation and improved end
This is the first book to introduce and explain the concept of sustainable consumption with reference to the clothing sector. It uses various case studies to detail sustainable consumption behavior in the industry. Consumption is a key issue and is a major driver when it comes to sustainability in any industry, including clothing sector. Several studies which have highlighted the need for sustainable consumption in the clothing sector are discussed in this book.
By the 1780s in the city of Barcelona alone, more than 150 factories shipped calicoes to every major city in Spain and across the Atlantic, from Veracruz to Montevideo. Catalan, Basque and Castilian families sent relatives throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America, hoping to enrich themselves from the trade in calicoes. "Clothing the Spanish Empire" narrates the lives of families on both sides of the Atlantic who profited from the craze for calicoes, and in doing so helped the Spanish empire to flourish in the eighteenth century.
The Grammar of Pattern describes characteristics of textile and other surface patterns, and identifies, illustrates, and reviews a wide range of pattern types including spotted, striped, checked, tessellating and other types of all-over patterns with original drawings and images. This book includes original black-and-white line drawings and color images. The modular nature of patterns is explored, and attention is focused on the vast diversity of pattern types which can emerge from a small inventory of components. The book features material that is easily accessible with obvious mathematical content kept to a minimum and offers fresh perspectives on the nature of tessellating and other all-over patterns. This book serves as an effective practical guide for both students and professionals. Select sample exercises and student assignments are included, making this an ideal course text for teachers engaged across the full range of design education.
Who's Who in Fashion captures the energy, drama, and excitement of the luminaries working in the world of fashion. This lushly illustrated book features profiles of fashion legends as well as newcomers and nonconformists-past and present-who make up the rich tapestry of the fashion industry. This new edition includes 382 profiles and 888 photographs, alphabetical tabs for easy access, pronunciation guides, and categorical icons to identify individuals. An updated timeline and awards listing (now including the British Fashion Awards) make this a current reference for fashion students, historians, costume curators, and fashion enthusiasts alike. New to this Edition ~ More than 400 new images and 70 new profiles including Joseph Altuzarra,Garance Dore, Riccardo Tisci, The Row (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen), Carine Roitfeld, Prabal Gurung, and more ~ Expanded coverage to include more non-designers with category icons designating fashion designers, accessory designers, jewelry designers,fashion companies, makeup artists, costume designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, editors, journalists, and creative directors New Profiles Alice + Olivia, Joseph Altuzzara, Marianne Alvoni, Elizabeth Arden, Colleen Atwood, Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian, Chadwick Bell, Chris Benz, Blonds, Alexey Brodovitch, Burberry, Cartier, Celine, Richard Chai, Eudon Choi, Grace Coddington, Cushnie et Ochs, Ann Demeulemeester, Garance Dore, Marc Ecko, Max Factor, Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn, Prabal Gurung, Richard Haines, Kevan Hall, John Hardy, Donwan Harrold, Hermes, Paul Iribe, Christopher Kane, Karl Kani, Naeem Khan, Steven Klein, Reed Krakoff, L.A.M.B. (Gwen Stefani), Lana, Byron Lars, Estee Lauder, Dion Lee, Isabel Marant, Pat McGrath, Rebecca Minkoff, Leslie Mobo, Conde Nast, Maki Oh, Duro Olowu, Sandy Powell, Preen (Thorton Bregazzi), Rag & Bone, Judith Ripka, Simone Rocha, Carine Roitfeld, The Row (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen), Rachel Roy, Helena Rubinstein, Jonathan Saunders, Scott Schuman, Raf Simons, Christian Siriano, Walter Steiger, Brandon Sun, Three Asfour, Riccardo Tisci, Tiffany, Reuben Toldeo, Unconditional (Philip Stevens), Ella Von Unwerth, Harry Winston, Christina Yu (Ipa-Nima), David Yurman, and Izak Zenou. Ideal for courses such as Twentieth Century Fashion, Contemporary Fashion Designers, The History of Fashion, Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Forecasting, and a must-have for any fashion library. Instructor's Guide, Test Bank and PowerPoint presentations available.
This new volume reviews recent academic and technological developments behind new engineered modified nanotextile materials. The developments in textiles using nanotechnology give ordinary materials improved properties, such as better water resistance, enhanced moisture and odor reduction, increased strength and elasticity, and resistance to bacteria, among other improvements. The research reported in this book presents state-of-the-art technology in modern materials with an emphasis on the rapidly growing technologies in textile engineering. Several innovative applications for different materials are described in considerable detail with emphasis on the experimental data that supports these new applications. From nano-fibers to chemical materials, creative modifications concerning new nanocomposites are described that could one day become commonplace. The book covers a host of topics in this area, including the design of new textile products, moisture and heat transfer in clothing, developments in electrospinning, new applications, nanotextile and tissue engineering from a biological perspective, and more. The book is intended for researchers and those interested in future developments in mechanical and physicochemical characteristics of modified nanotextile materials and polymer blends. The book will also be a useful tool for students and researchers, providing helpful insights into new evolving research areas in nanostructured polymer blends and composites in textiles.
The retail sales floor has become a battlefield where apparel brands fight to maintain a strong product presentation that would set them apart from the competition. Each brand is fighting for the same customer and wants to ensure their merchandise is on the sales floor, sized, folded, hung and presented properly.
To compete in the war at retail, many of the top apparel brands are using Field Merchandising Organizations to execute national programs. But no war is won without a strategy. "Field Visual Merchandising Strategy" is a comprehensive guide to developing and executing a national strategy and covers key areas such as developing a strategy, how to select the right merchandising service organization, team training, merchandising standards, planograms, and launching a strategy. With a section on planning and executing tactics, this book shows retail professionals how to maintain an advantage over the competition.
D_TEX presents itself as a starting point at a crossroads of ideas and debates around the complex universe of Textile Design in all its forms, manifestations and dimensions. The textile universe, allied to mankind since its beginnings, is increasingly far from being an area of exhausted possibilities, each moment proposing important innovations that need a presentation, discussion and maturation space that is comprehensive and above all inter- and transdisciplinary. Presently, the disciplinary areas where the textile area is present are increasing and important, such as fashion, home textiles, technical clothing and accessories, but also construction and health, among others, and can provide new possibilities and different disciplinary areas and allowing the production of new knowledge. D_TEX proposes to join the thinking of design, with technologies, tradition, techniques, and related areas, in a single space where ideas are combined with the technique and with the projectual and research capacity, thus providing for the creation of concepts, opinions, associations of ideas, links and connections that allow the conception of ideas, products and services. The interdisciplinary nature of design is a reality that fully reaches the textile material in its essence and its practical application, through the synergy and contamination by the different interventions that make up the multidisciplinary teams of research. The generic theme of D_TEX Textile Design Conference 2017, held at Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Portugal on November 2-4, 2017, is Design the Future, starting from the crossroads of ideas and debates, a new starting point for the exploration of textile materials, their identities and innovations in all their dimensions.
This book provides unique research findings sourced from the leather sector in an unrivalled depth covering all the stratums of the value chains. The result is emerging knowledge and resourcefulness to the global community and an attestation to Africa's transformative trajectory from commodity dependence to product development to explore on its socio-economic opportunities.
The co-operators of Hebden Bridge were to producer co-operation what the Rochdale Pioneers were to consumer co-operation - pioneers. Driven by a desire to create their own employment under their own control, weavers, cutters and machinists at the Nutclough fustian mill developed a successful business in a small Pennine town. At its peak it employed over 300 women and men. It ran for almost fifty years, each year profitable. Creating a new way of working wasn't always easy. There were discussions about sharing the rewards of the business, and on how much power those who provided the capital should be given. How should governance be structured and what was appropriate management? Should the mill produce quality products or poorer goods that sold better? Hebden Bridge's fustian co-operative contributed leaders to the national co-operative movement and to the emerging movement for workers' education. Its central figure Joseph Greenwood was involved in the creation of the International Co-operative Alliance. Women associated with the co-operative set up in Hebden Bridge the first branch of the Women's Co-operative Guild in the country. This richly researched and engrossing account of a worker-run business is the first significant study of early producer co-operatives in Britain for over a century. The lessons learned in Hebden Bridge are still relevant today for all who seek to find new ways of working and alternative forms of business.
Advances in Technical Nonwovens presents the latest information on the nonwovens industry, a dynamic and fast-growing industry with recent technological innovations that are leading to the development of novel end-use applications. The book reviews key developments in technical nonwoven manufacturing, specialist materials, and applications, with Part One covering important developments in materials and manufacturing technologies, including chapters devoted to fibers for technical nonwovens, the use of green recycled and biopolymer materials, and the application of nanofibres. The testing of nonwoven properties and the specialist area of composite nonwovens are also reviewed, with Part Two offering a detailed and wide-ranging overview of the many applications of technical nonwovens that includes chapters on automotive textiles, filtration, energy applications, geo- and agrotextiles, construction, furnishing, packaging and medical and hygiene products.
Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices. Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets. Introducing Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! ~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips ~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification ~Practice your skills with editable style flats in Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw that can be imported into blank tech pack templates to create your own tech packs ~Enhance your knowledge with industry standards for seams and stitches and costing spreadsheets ~Access downloadable images of photos and figures from the book, clip art, and examples of completed tech packs This bundle includes Technical Sourcebook for Designers 2nd Edition and Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO Access Card.
Sugar is among the most traded commodities with exports accounting for over one quarter of global production. In this book, the authors discuss the global sugar market; the application of nano-and ultrafiltration in the sugar industry, and sugar utilisation by fungi providing leads for fungal metabolic engineering in crude plant substrates in industrial applications. Additionally, this book discusses cotton crops, the most popularly used textile fibre in the world. The average production of cotton fibre in the world is around 25 million metric tons per year. Additionally, the authors examine cotton fibre grading and classification methods which play pivotal roles in the pricing and marketing of cotton fibres; a look at how the cotton plant responds to different stresses in the breeding of more tolerant crops; and the planting status of cotton world-wide, among others.
From consumer boycotts and buycotts to social movement campaigns, examples of individual and collective actors forging political struggles on markets are manifold. The clothing market has been a privileged site for such contention, with global clothing brands and retailers being targets of consumer mobilization for the past 20 years. Labels and product lines now attest for the ethical quality of clothes, which has, in turn, given rise to ethical fashion. The Fight for Ethical Fashion unveils the actors and processes that have driven this market transformation through a detailed study of the Europe-wide coordinated campaign on workers' rights in the global textile industry - the Clean Clothes Campaign. Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of this campaign back to the rise of 'consumer campaigns' and shows how tactics were adapted to market contexts in order to have retailers adopt and monitor codes of conduct. By comparing the interactions between campaigners and their corporate targets in Switzerland and France (two countries with a very different history of consumer mobilization for political issues), this ground-breaking book also reveals how one campaign can provoke contrasting reactions and forms of market change.
The apparel and textiles industry is one of the industries most affected by globalization, and involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book, formally Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains; manufacturing; design; women's, men's and children's fashions; shoes; accessories; retailing; trade; distribution; technologies; and smart fabrics. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. It also includes thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. In addition, this book features extensive statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. We are careful to detail the latest developments in global trade agreements, third party logistics and retail chain stores, along with important news from China and other emerging nations. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Major retailers, distributors, manufacturers and designers are covered thoroughly. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.
Long a bastion of Jewish labor power, garment unions provided financial and political aid essential to founding and building the nation of Israel. Throughout the project, Jewish labor often operated outside of official channels as non-governmental organizations. Adam Howard explores the untold story of how three influential garment unions worked alone and with other Jewish labor organizations in support of a new Jewish state. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood reveals a coalition at work on multiple fronts. Sustained efforts convinced the AFL and CIO to support Jewish development in Palestine through land purchases for Jewish workers and encouraged the construction of trade schools and cultural centers. Other activists, meanwhile, directed massive economic aid to Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Workers in Palestine, or pressured the British and American governments to recognize Israel's independence. What emerges is a powerful account of the motivations and ideals that led American labor to forge its own foreign policy and reshape both the postwar world and Jewish history.
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.
In this book, Brenda M. King challenges the notion that Britain always exploited its empire. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship were all part of the Anglo-Indian silk trade and were nurtured in the era of empire through mutually beneficial collaboration. The trade operated within and without the empire, according to its own dictates and prospered in the face of increasing competition from China and Japan. King presents a new picture of the trade, where the strong links between Indian designs, the English silk industry and prominent members of the English the arts and crafts movement led to the production of beautiful and luxurious textiles. Lavishly illustrated, this book will be of interest to those interested in the relationship between the British Empire and the Indian subcontinent, as well as by historians of textiles and fashion. -- .
Volume 39.1 of the journal Textiles Progress, this book presents a critical review of the recent research work and development on ramie, a long vegetable bast fiber. Divided into two parts, the text first discusses the progress of recent work on ramie; chemical components, such as fiber degumming; its effects on fiber composition; and chemical constituents, including hemicellulose, cellulose, and noncellulosic and mineral matters. It then focuses on various chemical properties of native and modified fibers, including accessibility, infrared, cellulose I-V, DP, grafting, cross linking, and resin finishing and dyeing.
This second volume on detox fashion covers five key aspects relevant to the topic sustainable chemistry and wet processes: Sustainable Chemicals: A Model for Practical Substitution; Sustainable Wet Processing; Coloration and Functional Finishing of Cotton with Plant Extracts; Call for an Environmental Impact Assessment of Bio-based Dyeing-an Overview; and Enzymes: Biocatalysts for Cleaning Up the Textile and Apparel Sector. The book also presents interesting solutions at the level of the supply chain with regard to sustainable chemistry and wet processes.
This third volume on detox fashion highlights sustainable wastewater treatment methods, as well as techniques used by and the adoption of detox strategies by different brands in the textile sector. These aspects are addressed in three central chapters: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technologies; Review of the Utilization of Plant-based Natural Coagulants as Alternatives to Textile Wastewater Treatment; and New Waste Management through Collaborative Business Models for Sustainable Innovation.
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