Fourth volume in the Language of Fashion series, this profusely illustrated reference supplies up-to-date definitions of existing textile terms; clarification of new product information; and identification of newly emerging textile products. Product facts covered include: functional and technical aspects of fabrics; materials and methods of textile production; the interrelationship of fiber, yarn, structure and finish; performance expectation of fabric; behavior and relationship of fiber properties to fabric behavior. The best methods for cleaning, dyeing, printing, and finishing natural and man-made fabrics are also examined in-depth, as are all components of textile fabrics—from fiber content to color/surface design. Extensive bibliography and index. List of Textile Trade and Professional Associations.
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