12th Edition

Ajoy K. Sarkar, Ingrid Johnson and Allen C. Cohen

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FEB 23, 2023
Other Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501367885
eBook 9781501367830
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501367854

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What's in the book

The Book

The twelfth edition of J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science provides the most current and comprehensive overview and introduction to the textile industry--from fibers and finishes to applications in fashion design, fashion business, fashion merchandising, apparel product development, textile production management, and interior design. With an increased emphasis on textile sustainability, this best-selling book continues to meet the needs of both students and professionals in the textile, fashion, and related industries. Based on their combined experience in both education and the industry, the authors provide readers with a comprehensive text about the design, structure, and application of textiles.

The range of information is broad and deep, and includes basic fiber chemistry, fiber innovations, the fabrication of fabrics, quality assurance, and laws that regulate textiles; updated topics include bio-based fibers, circularity and sustainability, wearable textiles, and revised and updated chapters on fibers, yarns, non-wovens, dyeing, printing, and finishing. The authors also provide readers with information regarding textile-related trade and professional associations and career opportunities in design, production, marketing, merchandising, apparel, and home products.

STUDIO Features Include:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification
- Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life

Instructor Resources
- Instructor's Guide with teaching suggestions, activities, lecture notes, and a guide to Swatch Kit assignments
- Test Bank with over 600 multiple choice, short answer, and true or false questions
- PowerPoint® presentations include full-color images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion

Table of Contents

1 The Textile Industry
2 Fiber Characteristics
3 Natural and Manufactured Fibers
4 Yarns and Sewing Threads
5 Woven Fabrics
6 Knitted Fabrics
7 Nonwovens and Other Textile Materials
8 Textile Dyeing
9 Textile Printing
10 Textile Finishing
11 Textiles and the Environment
12 Care and Renovation of Textiles
13 Performance, Technical, and Smart Textiles
14 Interiors and Home Textiles
15 Determining Fabric Quality
16 Textiles Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements
Textile Trade and Professional Associations

About The Authors

Ajoy K. Sarkar, Ph.D. is a Professor of Textile Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, NY. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in fibers, textile coloration, finishing, product development, textile analysis, and application of textile technology to design. He is a winner of the FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Curricular Innovation as well as a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Additionally, Dr. Sarkar serves as a member of the Publication Policy Committee of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and as an associate editor for the AATCC Journal of Research.

Professor Ingrid Johnson has more than 40 years of experience in the textile industry. She holds a baccalaureate degree in textiles from Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and a master’s degree in textile from North Carolina State University. She is a full professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) where she has been chair and long standing member of the Textile Development & Marketing department, acting Vice President for Academic Affairs for the institution and currently acting associate chair of the Home Products department. She has lectured both in the United States and internationally and is frequently sought by the media to offer insight into textiles and industry trends, including the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, and Glamour Magazine, Real Simple among others.

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US.

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