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Principles of Fabric Formation (Paperback): Prabir Kumar Banerjee Principles of Fabric Formation (Paperback)
Prabir Kumar Banerjee
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Special order

How Are Textile Fabrics Formed? Principles of Fabric Formation is a treatise on the modern production systems of woven, knitted, braided, nonwoven, triaxial, multiaxial, and 3D fabrics. This book offers a basic understanding of the technicalities involved in the formation of different types of textile fabrics, and brings out the relative merits and limitations of each production process in one single volume. Gain Insight into the World of Textile Fabrics Providing readers with an appreciation of the technicalities involved in the formation of different types of textile fabrics, the author describes all major fabric formation methods, and explains each stage of formation in the text. He also addresses all major topics related to the formation of different classes of textile fabrics, including yarn winding, warping, yarn sizing, woven fabric construction, weaving, weft knitting, warp knitting, braiding, nonwovens, and triaxial, multiaxial and 3D fabrics. Comprised of 16 chapters, this multifaceted work: Provides a technical description of fabric formation systems Focuses on the diverse technicalities involved in each and every stage of formation Contains a comprehensive compilation of the major principles involved Principles of Fabric Formation is an exclusive junior/senior undergraduate-level textbook with a focus on the diverse technical principles involved in production of the entire gamut of textile fabrics.

Broken Promises of Globalization - The Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry (Paperback): Shahidur Rahman Broken Promises of Globalization - The Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry (Paperback)
Shahidur Rahman
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Special order

Broken Promises of Globalization: The Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry analyzes the consequences of the latest wave of globalization within the context of the Bangladesh garment industry's integration into world markets and production chains. Shahidur Rahman has found that although globalization has created opportunities, the process of globalization has also triggered a deformed development leaving Bangladesh increasingly vulnerable to shifts and tensions within the world trading regime. Bangladesh's vulnerability, experienced as a constraining framework by all the major actors in dependent industrialization, is of particular importance to the progress both of workers and of Bangladesh's industrializing modernizers in the garment industry. This book intends to respond to three questions. First, has the garment industry been able to counteract the vulnerability that women garment workers had experienced in their villages? Second, is the formation of a welfare committee a substitute model for unions when it comes to protecting women's rights? Finally, how is a Least Developing Country dealing with both domestic and external pressures in its response to globalization? Rahman argues that in spite of the opportunities created by the growth of the garment industry, the key actors such as workers, entrepreneurs, unions, and even the government have become vulnerable in the process of the global integration of this industry. This is an ethnographic study that tells the story of the rise, growth, and demise of a Bangladeshi garment company. From a broader approach, an internal force such as the government of Bangladesh is not alone in being responsible for pushing the workers into a vulnerable position; external pressure on the state is also responsible for intensifying the vulnerability of Bangladeshi institutions and actors. Broken Promises of Globalization exposes the crisis Bangladeshi garment companies face as a result of the momentous pressures emanating from the regime of neo-liberal globalization. This ethnographic study, exploring a wide range of contemporary and recent development issues, holds particular relevance for students and scholars of sociology, political science, political economics, labor, and development studies.

Advanced Technical Textile Products (Paperback): Xiaoming Tao Advanced Technical Textile Products (Paperback)
Xiaoming Tao
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Special order

Volume 40.3 of the journal Textiles Progress, this book describes advanced technical textiles products according to the application fields of the fiber materials. Although it does not cover all of the end-uses, the book contains major parts of advanced technical textile products, including products for resources and environmental issues, automobiles, medical and protective uses, information technologies, civil engineering, and electronics textiles.

Humidification and Ventilation Management in Textile Industry (Hardcover): B. Purushothama Humidification and Ventilation Management in Textile Industry (Hardcover)
B. Purushothama
R2,596 R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Save R381 (15%) Special order

Production and quality can be significantly impacted if improper selection or inadequate maintenance of temperature and humidity measures. Based on the authors 38 years in the textile industry, this book explains the principles adopted in different humidification plants and their adoption. The author translates his experience working as technician dealing with the problems of humidification it into a comprehensive, authoritative guide.

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2010 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends &... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2010 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Jack W Plunkett
R5,993 Discovery Miles 59 930 Special order

The apparel and textiles industry involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of all types. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. 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. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends &... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R6,975 Discovery Miles 69 750 Special order

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 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. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

The British Cotton Trade, 1660-1815 (Hardcover): Beverly Lemire The British Cotton Trade, 1660-1815 (Hardcover)
Beverly Lemire
R11,639 Discovery Miles 116 390 Special order

Cotton was the first industrialized global trade. This four-volume reset edition charts the rise of British trade in cotton from the days of small-scale trading between the Middle East and India to the domination of British-led industrialized manufacture.

Recycling Indian Clothing - Global Contexts of Reuse and Value (Paperback): Lucy Norris Recycling Indian Clothing - Global Contexts of Reuse and Value (Paperback)
Lucy Norris
R461 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R30 (7%) Special order

In today's globally connected marketplace, a wedding sari in rural north India may become a woman's blouse or cushion cover in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris s anthropological study of the recycling of clothes in Delhi follows garments as they are gifted, worn, handed on, discarded, recycled, and sold once more. Gifts of clothing are used to make and break relationships within middle-class households, but a growing surplus of unwanted clothing now contributes to a global glut of textile waste. When old clothing is, for instance, bartered for new kitchen utensils, it enters a vast waste commodity system in which it may be resold to the poor or remade into new textiles and exported. Norris traces these local and transnational flows through homes and markets as she tells the stories of the people who work in the largely hidden world of fabric recycling."

Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2015 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends &... Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2015 - Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R6,974 Discovery Miles 69 740 Special order

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 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. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

The Story of Lancashire Cotton (Paperback, New): Ron Freethy The Story of Lancashire Cotton (Paperback, New)
Ron Freethy
R529 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R117 (22%) Special order

By the middle of the 18th century, with the relaxation in the laws governing its import, Lancashire's woolen mills began slowly to switch production to cotton. This was fraught with problems, not least because of the resistance put up by wool merchants and their workers. It was not long, however, before Lancashire folk began to reap the rewards of producing cotton goods and the county became known as the 'Cotton Capital of the World'.With an informative text and a wealth of photographs, well-known writer and broadcaster, Ron Freethy, charts the rise of the cotton industry in his home county: the mills, the men, the machines and the impact that cotton had on the lives of the people of Lancashire.

Girls of the Factory - A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco (Hardcover): M Laetitia Cairoli Girls of the Factory - A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco (Hardcover)
M Laetitia Cairoli
R1,581 Discovery Miles 15 810 Special order
Pretreatment of Textile Substrates (Hardcover): Mathews Kolanjikombil Pretreatment of Textile Substrates (Hardcover)
Mathews Kolanjikombil
R3,766 R3,419 Discovery Miles 34 190 Save R347 (9%) Special order

Discusses the preparation and bleaching of textile fabrics for the dyeing and printing of all commonly-used fibres in textile industry including cotton, viscose, linen, wool, silk, polyamide, polyester, elastane, acrylic and their blends in both woven and knitted forms. In each case, theory behind the process, functions of the chemicals and auxiliaries used in the process, guideline recipes, notes on precautions and care to be taken to achieve best results are given. Detailed explanation of all batch wise, semi-continuous and continuous process are provided in this book which will be very helpful for both students and textile processors. A separate chapter is also included on bio-preparation.

Seeds of Empire - Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (Hardcover): Andrew J. Torget Seeds of Empire - Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (Hardcover)
Andrew J. Torget
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Special order

By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.

Cloth in West African History (Hardcover): Colleen E. Kriger Cloth in West African History (Hardcover)
Colleen E. Kriger
R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Special order

In this holistic approach to the study of textiles and their makers, Colleen Kriger charts the role cotton has played in commercial, community, and labor settings in West Africa. By paying close attention to the details of how people made, exchanged, and wore cotton cloth from before industrialization in Europe to the twentieth century, she is able to demonstrate some of the cultural effects of Africa's long involvement in trading contacts with Muslim societies and with Europe. Cloth in West African History thus offers a fresh perspective on the history of the region and on the local, regional, and global processes that shaped it. A variety of readers will find its account and insights into the African past and culture valuable, and will appreciate the connections made between the local concerns of small-scale weavers in African villages, the emergence of an indigenous textile industry, and its integration into international networks.

Principles of Spinning: Speed Frame in Spinning (Hardcover): Ashok R Khare Principles of Spinning: Speed Frame in Spinning (Hardcover)
Ashok R Khare
R2,561 Discovery Miles 25 610 Special order
Elastane in Sports and Medical Textiles (Hardcover): M. Senthilkumar Elastane in Sports and Medical Textiles (Hardcover)
M. Senthilkumar
R3,123 Discovery Miles 31 230 Special order

Elastic garments have tremendous scope in the field of tight-fit sportswear and healthcare application. Research towards improvement in the elasticity of fibre, yarn and fabrics and development in testing methods for elastic garments is the current requirement for the industrial product development. This proposed book is about the elastane fibre, elastane yarn and fabric production methods, new attempts in yarn production, commercial ways of fabric manufacturing techniques and the fabric properties, new testing methods to test the elastic products and their application of elastic garments in sports and healthcare.

Silk Industry in Ch'Ing China (Paperback): Min Hsiung Shih Silk Industry in Ch'Ing China (Paperback)
Min Hsiung Shih
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Special order
Protective Armor Engineering Design (Hardcover): Magdi El Messiry Protective Armor Engineering Design (Hardcover)
Magdi El Messiry
R2,921 Discovery Miles 29 210 Special order

This new book, Protective Armor Engineering Design, provides an in-depth survey of the state of the art of research and practical techniques in the area of protected fabrics, especially stab-resistant and bulletproof fabrics. There is increasing interest in the area of protective vests, either for protection against bullets or protection from the most realistic threats within domestic frontline operations: edged weapon, knives, and medical needles, and this volume addresses that interest. Written by an expert in textile composite material engineering, this volume fills an important gap the area of the protective fabric against stabbing or bullets and provides practical knowledge for body armor design. Protective Armor Engineering Design will be highly valuable for designers of protective armor, professionals in the body armor industries, materials science researchers and students, textile technologists, and others.

A Distinct Alien Race - The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife (Paperback, None... A Distinct Alien Race - The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife (Paperback, None ed.)
David G Vermette
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Special order

In the later 19th century, French-Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were deemed a threat to the United States, potential terrorists in service of the Pope. Books and newspapers floated the conspiracy theory that the immigrants seeking work in New England's burgeoning textile industry were actually plotting to annex parts of the United States to a newly independent Quebec. Vermette's groundbreaking study sets this neglected and poignant tale in the broader context of North American history. He traces individuals and families, from the textile barons who created a new industry to the poor farmers and laborers of Quebec who crowded into the mills in the post-Civil War period. Vermette discusses the murky reception these cross-border immigrants met in the USA, including dehumanizing conditions in mill towns and early-20th-century campaigns led by the Ku Klux Klan and the Eugenics movement. Vermette also discusses what occurred when the textile industry moved to the Deep South and brings the story of emigrants up to the present day. Vermette shows how this little-known episode in U.S. history prefigures events as recent as yesterday's news. His well documented narrative touches on the issues of cross-border immigration; the Nativists fear of the Other; the rise and fall of manufacturing in the U.S.; and the construction of race and ethnicity.

Handbook of Technical Textiles (Hardcover): Michael Kunek Handbook of Technical Textiles (Hardcover)
Michael Kunek
R3,568 R3,154 Discovery Miles 31 540 Save R414 (12%) Special order
Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion Production, Marketing and Operations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Pui-Sze Chow, Chun-Hung... Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion Production, Marketing and Operations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Pui-Sze Chow, Chun-Hung Chiu, C. Y. Amy, K. Y. Tang Ailie
R2,443 R2,317 Discovery Miles 23 170 Save R126 (5%) Special order

This book adopts a case study based research approach to examine the contemporary issues in the fashion industry. It documents real-world practices in fashion business from production, marketing to operations. Founded on an extensive review of literature, these case studies discuss the challenges that are pertinent to the current business environment in this important industry, provide benchmarks and generate insights to practitioners as well as suggest future directions to researchers. The book serves as a nexus of the theories and the industrial practices that advances knowledge for both the academia and the private sector in fashion business.

History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (Paperback): Edward Baines History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (Paperback)
Edward Baines
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Special order

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sewing Women - Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Hardcover): Margaret M. Chin Sewing Women - Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Hardcover)
Margaret M. Chin; Adapted by Gary Y. Okihiro
R1,555 R1,351 Discovery Miles 13 510 Save R204 (13%) Special order

Many Latino and Chinese women who immigrated to New York City over the past two decades found work in the garment industry-an industry well known for both hiring immigrants and its harsh working conditions. Today the garment industry is one of the largest immigrant employers in New York City and workers in Chinese- and Korean-owned factories produce 70 percent of all manufactured clothing in New York City. Based on extensive interviews with workers and employers, Margaret M. Chin, offers a detailed and complex portrait of the work lives of Chinese and Latino garment workers. Chin, whose mother and aunts worked in Chinatown's garment industry, also explores how immigration status, family circumstances, ethnic relations, and gender affect the garment industry workplace. In turn, she analyzes how these factors affect whom employers hire and what wages and benefits are given to the employees.

Chin's study contrasts the working conditions and hiring practices of Korean- and Chinese-owned factories. Her comparison of the two practices illuminates how ethnic ties both improve and hinder opportunities for immigrants. While both sectors take advantage of workers and are characterized by low wages and lax enforcement of safety regulations-there are crucial differences. In the Chinese sector, owners encourage employees, almost entirely female, to recruit new workers, especially friends and family. Though Chinese workers tend to be documented and unionized, this work arrangement allows owners to maintain a more paternalistic relationship with their employees. Gender also plays a major role in channeling women into the garment industry, as Chinese immigrants, particularly those with children, tend to maintain traditional gender roles in the workplace. Korean-owned shops, however, hire mostly undocumented Mexican and Ecuadorian workers, both male and female. These workers tend not to have children and are thus less tied to traditional gender roles. Unlike their Chinese counterparts, Korean employers hire workers on their own terms and would rather not allow current employees to influence their decisions.

Chin's work also provides an overview of the history of the garment industry, examines immigration strategies, and concludes with a discussion of changes in the industry in the aftermath of 9/11.

Performance of Home Textiles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Subrata Das Performance of Home Textiles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Subrata Das
R2,572 R2,344 Discovery Miles 23 440 Save R228 (9%) Special order

Aimed at industry professionals, domestic and international retailers, factory owners, buying institutions, and students intended to start their career in home textile sector, this book emphasises how to achieve the commercial success of desired end product through the knowledge of the key markets producing various home textiles, scope of development through sustainable and eco-friendly fibres, various industry specific standards, evaluation systems and above all safety aspects and environmental regulations.

The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817 (Hardcover): Chaim M Rosenberg The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817 (Hardcover)
Chaim M Rosenberg
R1,763 Discovery Miles 17 630 Special order

After the Revolutionary War, despite political independence, the United States still relied on other countries for manufactured goods. Francis Cabot Lowell was one of the principal investors in building the India Wharf and the shops and warehouses close to Boston harbor. His work was instrumental in establishing domestic industry for the United States and brought the Industrial Revolution to the United States. From 1810 to the start of the War of 1812, he traveled through Great Britain, where he saw the tremendous changes caused by the Industrial Revolution, starting with cotton textiles. On his return to the United States he focused on establishing a domestic textile industry to replace imported goods. With his brother-in-law, Patrick Tracy Jackson, he built the Boston Manufacturing Company at Waltham-America's first integrated mill. With his star mechanic, Paul Moody, he developed a power loom and other machines suitable for local conditions. The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817 tells the story of this amazing man and the great success of the Boston Manufacturing Company, which spurred the American industrial revolution. Francis Cabot Lowell's method-a detailed investment plan, cheap raw materials and power, a motivated labor force, a sound marketing plan, and, above all, modern technology-became the standard for the American factory of the nineteenth century. When Francis Cabot Lowell died, his associates established America's first industrial city, and named it Lowell in his honor.

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