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FEB 24, 2022
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Studio 9781501366529

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The Book

Textiles: Concepts and Principles, Fourth Edition provides a thorough approach to the fundamentals of textiles in a readable, nontechnical style, focusing on the interrelationship of textile components to help students understand and predict textile properties and performance to ultimately choose the best textile for their final product. With new co-author Julia Ridgway Sharp, Virginia Hencken Elsasser covers the global textile industry and components of textile products, summarizes laws and regulations affecting the textile industry, and looks into career possibilities, properties, care instructions, end uses of natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabrics, coloration and finishes, and the overall impact of textiles on the environment.

New to this Edition
-Updated information on sustainability, laws and regulations, and technological advancements
- New Did you know? feature in each chapter provides thoughtful insights into new developments in the textile industry
-Inclusion of imperial and metric measurements for a more global scope

STUDIO Features Include
-Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
-Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
-Download additional exercises to practice your skills

Instructor Resources
-Instructor’s Guide with Test Bank provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom, supplemental assignments, and lecture notes
-Test Bank includes sample test questions for each chapter
-PowerPoint® presentations include images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Textiles
2. Fibers and Their Properties
3. Natural Fibers
4. Production of Manufactured Fibers
5. Manufactured Cellulosic and Regenerated Protein Fibers
6. Synthetic and Special Application Fibers
7. Yarn Formation
8. Woven Fabrics and Their Properties
9. Knit Fabrics and Their Properties
10. Nonwovens and Other Methods of Fabric Construction
11. Dyeing and Printing
12. Finishes
13. Sustainability and the Textile Industry

About The Authors

Virginia Hencken Elsasser is a professor emeritus at Centenary College.

Julia Ridgway Sharp is a professor emeritus at Centenary University.

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Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

13 decks of flashcards


Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips

13 quizzes


Practice your skills and enhance your knowledge with activities and resources

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