Apparel & DesignHow To Start A Fashion Company
By Cherie Bixler
How To Start A Fashion Company provides a straight forward step-by-step guide for designers and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own line.
How To Start A Fashion Company contains all the necessary fashion terms you need to know to start a line; basic information on Making Prototypes, Costing, Marketing, and Production.
How To Start A Fashion Company also includes loads of illustrations, charts and photographs, plus moneysaving tips:
• Avoid common pitfalls;
• Overcome fears of getting started with strategies for success;
• Guide to fashion terms;
• Illustrations and charts;
• $aving tips;
• Valuable resources for a running start; and
• Informative quiz to step by step guide.
Dyeing, Printing, & FinishingSurface Characteristics Of Fibers And Textiles: Part 2
Edited by Christopher Pastore, Paul Kiekens
Surface Characteristics of Fibers and Textiles provides an exploration of the surface characteristics of fibers and textiles. It emphasizes how fiber surface affects permeability, stiffness, strength, dyeing, wrinkling and other performance characteristics to optimize production; and illustrates methods for developing wrinkle-resistant finishes on fiber surfaces using environmentally-friendly techniques.
Surface Characteristics of Fibers and Textiles contents includes: Formaldehyde-free durable press finishing; surface characteristics of polyester fibers and polypropylene filaments; frictional properties; infrared absorption characteristics of fabrics; electrochemical sensors for the control of the concentration of bleaching agents; inorganic fibers; plasma treatments for surface modification; measuring interface strength in composite materials; thermal properties of fibrous composites; design and permeability of porous textile composites.
Fabric FormationPocket Weaving Expert
Shaikh's Pocket Weaving Expert examines the weaving process from start to finish, beginning with
the history of this fabric construction method.
Common weave types, and jacquard weaves are explained, along with woven fabric properties. The author also includes a glossary of important weaving terms and words.
Fiber SpinningPocket Spinning Expert
This pocket-sized yarn manufacturing handbook explains the spinning process in both basic and
Topics include carding, doubling and drawing, combing, and various spinning methods. Fancy yarn techniques and automation of transportation and packing operations also are covered.
General ReferencePocket Textile Testing & Quality Expert
The long-awaited handbook devoted entirely to testing andquality-related issues of textiles; it provides a comprehensive and complete collection of topics related to textile testing and quality control. Beginning with an introduction to testing, the contents range from fiber testing to end-product audit and inspection, from light fastness to strength tests, from fabric GSM to garment pilling and so on. An extensive commentary and practical hints on these test methods, including photographs and illustrations, bring these concepts to life. Everyone must have a copy of this handbook if he or she works in the field of textiles.
Nonwovens & Technical TextilesIntroduction To Nonwovens Technology
By Subhash K. Batra, Ph.D., Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center, North Carolina State University;
and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology provides unified and in-depth treatment of raw materials, web formation, bonding and melt-extrusion technologies, including background information on heat, heat transfer and polymer physics.
Covering proprietary technologies new or not widely known, Introduction to Nonwovens Technology introduces the concept of integrative technologies to produce multi-functional products, and is designed to work like a textbook or professional book, with hands-on problems and exercises.
The processing of nonwovens depends on a range of technologies, some adapted from the textile and paper industries, others developed uniquely for nonwovens production. Introduction to Nonwovens Technology provides a systematic step-by-step explanation of virtually all processes that integrate relevant raw materials into finished nonwovens for different end uses.
In comprehensive terms, Introduction to Nonwovens Technology explains the connection between the structure of nonwovens and the specialized, still-evolving technologies used to produce them-f rom simple roll goods to nanoscale webs and fiberwebs. The text also offers reviews of basic chemistry, polymer physics and heat transfer concepts, which are linked to processing and design information; and can be used by both professionals working in or new to the nonwovens industry, as well as students and instructors.
From the Foreword by John Hearle: "... the book summarizes existing technical knowledge and suggests ways of going beyond it."