African Textiles Today

African Textiles Today
Author : Christopher Spring
Publisher : Smithsonian Books
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9781588343802
ISBN 13 : 1588343804
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Textiles Today Book Description:

Creating and trading numerous types of cloth have been vital elements in African life and culture for at least two millennia, linking different parts of the continent with each other and the rest of the world. "African Textiles Today" shows how ideas, techniques, materials and markets have adapted and flourished, and how the dynamic traditions in African textiles have provided inspiration for the continents foremost contemporary artists and photographers.

Textiles Today

Textiles Today
Author : Chloë Colchester
Publisher :
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015074234181
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textiles Today Book Description:

Evaluates the ways in which textiles have evolved around history and throughout the world, offering insight into the diversity and applications of textiles while exploring the role of new technological developments.

Guatemalan Textiles Today

Guatemalan Textiles Today
Author : Marilyn Anderson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 200
Release : 1978
ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173023557092
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guatemalan Textiles Today Book Description:

Textiles Technology

Textiles Technology
Author : Alex McArthur
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0748760822
ISBN 13 : 9780748760824
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textiles Technology Book Description:

This volume was written to support pupils as they work through their GCSE course in design and technology. It contains a mixture of extended projects, focused tasks and activities which together with the key points and sample examination questions support the AQA syllabus.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
Author : Kate Fletcher
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2013-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781317935216
ISBN 13 : 1317935217
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book Description:

Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one." Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter 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. Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealing Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys as the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.

Smart Textiles and Their Applications

Smart Textiles and Their Applications
Author : Vladan Koncar
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages : 746
Release : 2016-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9780081005835
ISBN 13 : 0081005830
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Textiles and Their Applications Book Description:

Smart Textiles and Their Applications outlines the fundamental principles of applied smart textiles, also reporting on recent trends and research developments. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way that fully presents the various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide. After an introduction to smart textiles and their applications from the editor, Part One reviews smart textiles for medical purposes, including their use in health monitoring, treatment delivery, and assistive technologies. Part Two covers smart textiles for transportation and energy, with chapters covering smart textiles for the monitoring of structures and processes, as well as smart textiles for energy generation. The final section considers smart textiles for protection, security, and communication, and includes chapters covering electrochromic textile displays, textile antennas, and smart materials for personal protective equipment. Scientific issues and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and constructive way regarding various results, prototypes, and case-studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide Useful for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for existing companies and start-ups that are developing products involving smart textiles Authored and edited by an international team who are experts in the field ensure comprehensive coverage and global relevance

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 131
Release : 2016-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9789811021855
ISBN 13 : 9811021856
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability Book Description:

This book highlights the challenges in sustainable wet processing of textiles, natural dyes, enzymatic textiles and sustainable textile finishes. Textile industry is known for its chemical processing issues and many NGO’s are behind the textile sector to streamline its chemical processing, which is the black face of clothing and fashion sector. Sustainable textile chemical processes are crucial for attaining sustainability in the clothing sector. Seven comprehensive chapters are aimed to highlight these issues in the book.

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age
Author : Nithikul Nimkulrat
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9781474286206
ISBN 13 : 1474286208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age Book Description:

In an era of increasingly available digital resources, many textile designers and makers find themselves at an interesting juncture between traditional craft processes and newer digital technologies. Highly specialized craft/design practitioners may now elect to make use of digital processes in their work, but often choose not to abandon craft skills fundamental to their practice, and aim to balance the complex connection between craft and digital processes. The essays collected here consider this transition from the viewpoint of aesthetic opportunity arising in the textile designer's hands-on experimentation with material and digital technologies available in the present. Craft provides the foundations for thinking within the design and production of textiles, and as such may provide some clues in the transition to creative and thoughtful use of current and future digital technologies. Within the framework of current challenges relating to sustainable development, globalization, and economic constraints it is important to interrogate and question how we might go about using established and emerging technologies in textiles in a positive manner.

Textiles for Advanced Applications

Textiles for Advanced Applications
Author : Bipin Kumar
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2017-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9789535135005
ISBN 13 : 9535135007
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textiles for Advanced Applications Book Description:

This book presents a global view of the development and applications of technical textiles with the description of materials, structures, properties, characterizations, functions and relevant production technologies, case studies, challenges, and opportunities. Technical textile is a transformative research area, dealing with the creation and studies of new generations of textiles that hoist many new scientific and technological challenges that have never been encountered before. The book emphasizes more on the principles of textile science and technology to provide solutions to several engineering problems. All chapter topics are exclusive and selectively chosen and designed, and they are extensively explored by different authors having specific knowledge in each area.

Functional Finishes for Textiles

Functional Finishes for Textiles
Author : Roshan Paul
Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 678
Release : 2014-10-20
ISBN 10 : 9780857098450
ISBN 13 : 0857098454
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Finishes for Textiles Book Description:

Functional finishes for textiles reviews the most important fabric finishes in the textile industry. It discusses finishes designed to improve the comfort and other properties of fabrics, as well as finishes which protect the fabric or the wearer. Each chapter reviews the role of a finish, the mechanisms and chemistry behind the finish, types of finish and their methods of application, application to particular textiles, testing and future trends. Describes finishes to improve comfort, performance, and protection of fabric or the wearer Examines the mechanisms and chemistry behind different types of finishes and their methods of application, testing and future trends Considers environmental issues concerning functional finishes