Today's textile and fashion designers are presented with a myriad of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture. Knowledge about materials and processes helps designers to create textiles and products that can be manufactured effectively, sometimes thousands of miles from their studio, as well as inspiring entirely new approaches to design. This fundamental new resource explores established, traditional, emerging and innovative techniques and materials used in textile and fashion design.
This fundamental new resource explores established, traditional, emerging and innovative production techniques and materials used in textile and fashion design. Organized into four main parts - Fibre and Yarn Technology, Textile Technology, Construction Technology, and Materials - parts one to three explain over 70 major processes in detail, each featuring a technical description, an analysis of the applications, design opportunities and considerations, quality, cost, speed and environmental impact. All of the processes feature detailed step-by-step case studies showing the process ‘in manufacture’ at a leading international supplier. Part four features essential knowledge on over 60 natural and man-made materials.
Comprehensive, highly accessible and fully cross-referenced, this book provides professional designers with the information they need about the applications, cost, speed and environmental impact of each process. With over 2,000 specially commissioned photographs and technical diagrams, this is the indispensable, reliable, convenient and highly accessible practical reference for all textile and fashion designers that will enable them to make inspired decisions in their design projects.