In the textile industry, there is a pressing need for people who can facilitate the translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. The design technologist has to understand the elements and principles employed by designers and how these change for various textile media. One must also have a good understanding of the processes, materials and products for which the textile designer is required to produce creative solutions. This book will be for designers wishing to improve their technological knowledge, technologists wishing to understand the design process, and anyone else who seeks to work at this design-technology interface.
• Provides a comprehensive information about textile production, apparel production and the design aspects of both textile and apparel production.
• Fills the traditional gap between design and manufacture changing with advanced technologies.
• Includes brief summary of spinning, weaving, chemical processing and garmenting.
• Facilitates translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data.
• Covers set of workshop activities.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Fibres and Filaments. 3 Staple Yarns. 4 Continuous Filament and Texturised Synthetic Yarns. 5. Fancy Yarns. 6. Fibre and Filament Dyeing. 7 Woven Fabrics. 8. Weft Knitted Fabrics. 9. Warp Knitted fabrics. 10. Nonwoven Fabrics. 11 Fabric Dyeing and Printing. 12 Colour Knowledge. 13 Fabric Finishing. 14 Clothing Technology. 15 Stitches and Seams. 16. Knitwear Technology. 17. The measurement of textile material properties. 18. Textile and Clothing Consultancy and management.
Professor Tom Cassidy
Professor Cassidy holds the Chair of Design in the University of Leeds. He holds four degrees (ATI, MSc, MBA and PhD) and is a fellow of the Design Research Society (FRDS). He has been in education for thirty-eight years following nine years in industry. He has carried out many consultancies, both nationally and internationally since the late 1970s, for agencies such as the UN, ODA and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Professor Cassidy is a regular reviewer for the Textile Research Journal, Measurement Science and Technology, the Journal of the Textile Institute and many other academic journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics, Textile Progress and the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing. He has supervised twenty-five PhD students and three MPhil students to completion and is currently supervising ten. Professor Cassidy’s research interests are wide and span most areas of design technology and management with particular strengths in textile and clothing design technology and education. He has held grants from the EPSRC and the AHRC for projects in Design Technology and Design Management.
Dr Parikshit Goswami
Dr Goswami (B.Sc (Tech), MSc, PhD, MRSC, ASDC, C Col, ATI, CText) obtained a Bachelors’ degree in Textile Technology and then worked within different industries including a world leading third party textile testing and quality certification company. Subsequently he did his MSc in Advanced Textile and Performance Clothing and a PhD at the University of Leeds. Dr Goswami is an Associate Professor and heads the Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation Research Group; he is also the Director of Research and Innovation at the School of Design, University of Leeds.
Dr. Goswami’s domains of research are product development using flexible materials and application of chemistry for functionalising textiles. Dr Goswami manages a large profile of research concerned with fibre/ polymer science, nonwovens, medical textiles (implantable materials, non-implantable materials), sustainable materials (fundamentally understand the properties of new material), application and development of nano/ sub-micron fibres for novel applications, plasma treatment for functionalising textiles and textile chemistry.
Dr. Goswami is presently supervising eleven PhD students and five research fellows. He is a Member of SDC’s (Society of Dyers and Colourists) Education, Qualifications and Accreditation Board (EQAB) and was a member of EDANA’s Board Working Group on Sustainability.