Author: International Textiles
Provides an overview of the global textile and apparel industry, including a review of the industry's history, theoretical perspectives, development of the industry around the world, the US textile industry in a world context, trade management, and conflicting interests in the trade. Coverage of the
This illustrated volume presents highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museum's extensive collection of Japanese textiles and dress. Ranging from embroidered kimono and woven actor's robes to the indigo-dyed textiles of rural Japan, this book explores the various patterning techniques that have been employed by Japanese textile artists from the seventeenth century to the present day. The richness and variety of the textiles are conveyed by the specially commissioned photographs, which include images of garments, bedding covers, gift covers, doorway curtains, decorative hangings, fabric lengths and samples. Offering a wealth of inspiration to contemporary designers, this book provides an introduction to a vibrant cultural tradition, and should appeal to anyone interested in textiles or Japanese art and design.
Author: Subhash Anand
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The use of textile materials for medical and healthcare products ranges from simple gauze or bandage material to scaffolds for tissue culturing and a large variety of prostheses for permanent body implants. This edited collection provides up-to-date information on all aspects of this rapidly developing field.
Author: University of Leeds
Coating and laminating are methods of both improving and modifying the physical properties and appearance of fabric. They have also facilitated the development of entirely new products and have led to innovations in the area of "smart" materials. Coating and lamination cuts across virtually every product group of the textile industry, including composites, where the scope for future development is extremely wide. This book helps bridge the gap between the two disciplines of textile technology and polymer chemistry, both of which are necessary for success in this area of technical textiles, and it also touches on the related textile processes of fabric impregnation and foam finishing. The author emphasizes the factors influencing selection of materials and process machinery, especially with regard to environmental issues such as global warming. Product descriptions, production and test methods, and standards are discussed in detail. Coated and Laminated Textiles is a valuable source of reference that embraces apparel, medical, military, and industrial applications.
Henry Zheng's book is a detailed, thorough analysis of the international legal ramifications of textile import quotas, the legal framework that has been created to deal with it, the operation of that framework, and the negotiations that are in progress for improving the system. Written by a legal professional and distinguished scholar, this study unravels the complexities of a subject that concerns a growing number of lawyers, academics, and other specialists in international law, international trade, and the textile industry itself.
Magic World of Textiles
Author: University of Zagreb. Faculty of Textile Technology
Through the centuries, women have used textiles to express their ideas and political opinions, creating items of utility that also function as works of art. Beginning with medieval European embroideries and tapestries such as the Bayeux Tapestry, this book examines the ways in which women around the world have recorded the impact of war on their lives using traditional fabric art forms of knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, weaving, basketry and rug making. Works from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle and Near East, and Oceania are analyzed in terms of content and utility, and cultural and economic implications for the women who created them are discussed. Traditional women's work served to document the upheaval in their lives and supplemented their family income. By creating textiles that responded to the chaos of war, women developed new textile traditions, modified old traditions and created a vehicle to express their feelings.
This book provides a critical examination of structure and form in design, covering a range of topics of great value to students and practitioners engaged in any of the specialist decorative arts and design disciplines. The complexities of two-dimensional phenomena are explained and illustrated in detail, while various three-dimensional forms are also discussed. In the context of the decorative arts and design, structure is the underlying framework, and form the resultant, visible, two- or three-dimensional outcome of the creative process. Whether hidden or visually detectable in the final design, structure invariably determines whether or not a design is successful in terms of both its aesthetics and its practical performance. Hann successfully identifies various geometric concepts, and presents and discusses a number of simple guidelines to assist the creative endeavours of both accomplished and student practitioners, teachers and researchers.
Covers the trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of many types. This work contains more than thousand contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, and Internet sites.
Author: Bobbie Sumberg
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Textiles explores the cultural meaning and exquisite workmanship found in the Museum of International Folk Art's vast collection that spans centuries and includes pieces from seventy countries around the world. Handcrafted work in beautiful, vivid colors typifies the clothing, hats, robes, bedding, and shoes that represent the lives and passions of the people who created and used them. Bobbie Sumberg is curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the coauthor of Sleeping Around: The Bed from Antiquity to Now. For more than fifty years, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been documenting, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures throughout the world. An authoritative look at a world-renowned collection.