The lowest-priced, brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.See details for additional description.
Introduction Chapter one: The role of textile in fashion: Textile culture; Evolution of textile design; Global textile production; A call for sustainability; Certifications and labeling. Chapter two: Materials Fibres and yarns: Woven fabrics; Knits Other methods of production; Non-fabric textiles; Future fabrics; Colouring the fabric; Finishing methods; Surface Design; Decorative dye effects; Printing and pattern; Embroidery; Fabric manipulation; Three dimensional embellishments; Designer spotlight - Astrid de Saint Anthost, Le Studio Anthost. Chapter Four: Conceptualizing the Collection: Target market; Mood boards and inspiration; Trend; Silhouette; Colour; Surface; Designer Spotlight - Rhodarte Chapter Five: Sourcing Your Fabric: Getting the fabric to market; Industry sources of textiles; Retail sources of textiles; The changing world of sourcing; Fabric properties and characteristics; Creating your own fabric; Designing custom textiles; Tradeshows; Designer spotlight - Melanie Bowles and Ceri Issac of makeitdigital textiles. Chapter Six: Textile and the Collection: Textile choice; Designing to textiles; Surface design; Signature textile in design; Drawing your designs; Draping your designs; Editing the collection; Designer Spotlight - Issey Mikaye. Chapter Seven: Sourcing Interviews: Student Interview - Theresa Deckner, Fashion Student; Indie Designer Interview - David J Krause, Fashion Designer, The TwentyTen Alder; Sustainable Interview - Rebecca Burgess, Fashion Designer/Textile Designer, Fibershed Project; Lifestyle/Activewear Interview - Burton Snowboard Company; Ready to Wear Interview - Anna SuiMass; Market Interview - Urban Outfitters Inc. Glossary Bibliography Index
Erin Cadigan is a fashion design instructor at Pratt Institute in New York, USA, and runs a successful eco-friendly lifestyle company, THREE Erin Cadigan.