Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of Fabric Science, this Swatch Kit supplements the study of textiles for students in fashion design, merchandising, product development and home furnishings. Swatches represent the types of fabrics currently available to apparel, interior, and industrial designers.
114 (2" x 3") fabric swatches assembled and bundled in two sections for easy accessibility
Key to fabric swatches that identifies the swatches by number, fabric description, purpose, and fiber content
Swatches, including those of organic cotton and bamboo, intended to raise awareness of sustainability issues
Revised mounting boards for additional space to identify yarn type, dye, and/or prints and finishes
6x plastic linen tester/stitch counter supplied in vinyl pouch
New swatches for more recent materials such as microdenier fiber, lyocell fiber, and special purpose "high-tech" fabric such as Staybright™ bleach-resistant fabric; eco-friendly fibers include organic cotton and reprocessed wool
Instructor's Swatch Set
Instructors and Students:
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Allen C. Cohen
was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where he taught for 30 years and held positions including Director of Research and Chairman of the faculty association. He was a lecturer of seminars for textile, apparel and retail executives and has authored three textbooks. Cohen’s industry experience included positions in textile production and sales as well as textile design. He served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association as well as an industry consultant.
, MA, is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she has been Chair and a member of the Textile Development and Marketing Department as well as acting vice president for academic affairs for the institution and acting chair of the Home Products Department. She holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and a MA in Textiles from North Carolina State University. With more than 30 years of experience in the textile industry, Johnson has lectured both in the United States and internationally and is frequently sought by the media to offer commentary on textiles and industry trends, including Money Line with Lou Dobbs, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Glamour magazines, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio and others. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).