12th Edition

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

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FEB 23, 2023
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501367939

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What's in the book

The Book

J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science Swatch Kit, 12th Edition reinforces the study of textiles for students in courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Merchandising, Fashion Retailing, Interior Design, Textile Surface Design, Textile and Apparel Product Development, and Textile Production Management. The kit contains 114 (2"x 3") fabric samples, a fabric key, 32 special assignments, heavy-weight sample sheets to mount and analyze fabrics, and a pick glass--all contained in a three-ring binder. The swatches are organized in the order in which they are covered in the text: fibers, yarns, weaves, knits, dyeing, printing, and finishes. Swatches represent the types of fabrics currently available to fashion and interior designers in the field, making this resource an excellent addition to any professional library.

Key Features Include
-The text contains instructions and video tutorials that take students through the process of assembling their swatch kit and using a pick glass.
-A Fabric Key identifies the swatches by number and fabric name, description, and fiber content.
-Assignments are designed to reinforce the text and classroom lectures and have been developed by FIT instructors to broaden students’ understanding of key concepts in textiles through hands-on labs and problem solving activities.
-Students will successfully develop keen observation, analysis, and report writing skills.
-J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science Swatch Kit is an ideal companion to J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science, 12th Edition (ISBN 9781501367878, available as a separate purchase) or can also be used alone or in conjunction with any textiles textbook.

Fabric Science Swatch Kit STUDIO Resources Include
-Watch videos with step-by-step demonstrations on how to compile the swatch kit

Instructor's Resources
-Instructor's Swatch Set including 7" x 12" samples of each fabric (ISBN 9781501368059)
-Instructor’s Guide provides specific information about each of the swatches in the Swatch Kit, special assignments, questions (with answers), and instructional comments
-PowerPoint® presentations include full-color images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion

Table of Contents

How to Use the Fabric Science Swatch Kit
What's in a Fabric Name?
Woven Fabrics
Knitted Fabrics
Nonwovens and Other Textile Materials
Dyed Fabrics
Printed Fabrics
Textile Finishes
Special Fabrics
Fabric Sample Sheets
Key to Fabric Swatches

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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