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.
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.