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FSN 101 Chapter 1: FSN 101 Textiles Chapter 1

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FSN 101
Kirsten Schaefer

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FSN 101 Textiles Textbook Week 1 Chapter 1: pg. 6 - 14 Introduction Introduction • Knowledge and understanding of Textiles is key because whether it is consumers desiring a new fashion, soldiers needing uniforms and equipment for ballistic protection and heat and moisture management, or textiles that can help protect the environment Professional Importance of Learning Textile Science • Evaluation and determination of the similarities and differences among fabrics is tantamount to any career in the textiles global complex • Many items look alike but their performance and care differ significantly. • without specific knowledge of textiles, it is impossible to know what factors are important for specific end uses • responsibility of consumers to pick the right product that are appropriate for end use, and for those in the global textile complex to ensure consumer trust is not damaged by poor preforming textiles. Textiles and Textile Products • polymer, fiber, yarn, fabric, textile, gray goods, coloration, finish, soft goods, apparel, interior textiles, end use, smart textiles or smart fabrics, technical or industrial textiles Textiles and Quality of Life • textiles are crucial for individual, community and societal health and well-being • they provide protection and enhancement for sports and recreation • provide comfort and safety for animals and humans • life is prolonged and preserved by meaning organs and tissues with sutures and textile structures • our homes and buildings provide protection • clothes for toddlers • to comfortable and stylish outfits for office work • high fashion • many of these were not possible before the development of manufactured fibres • the possibilities of smart and technical textiles are boundless • the field of textiles is ever-changing The Global Textile Complex • the textile complex is the international mix of related industries that provide soft goods for the worlds pop • globalization refers to the companies purchasing from and/or selling to multiple sites in the world and applies to many industries including the textile complex • offshore production • process of making a textile is long and involved • many more options available for every type of textile product • energy and water use, energy and water conservation, environmental quality, sustainability, noise abatement, health, and safety issues are challenges that affect all industries Key Terms • Apparel: clothing and accessories made from flexible materials • Coloration: any dyeing or printing process used to add colour with dyes or pigments to a textile. Coloration adds interest and fashion appeal to apparel and interiors. • End use: the application or function for which a textile is designed or for which it is used. • Fabric: a flexible planar substance constructed from solutions, fibres, yarns, or fabrics, in any combination. Fabrics range from lightweight and sheer chiffon scarves to heavy and sturdy denim to rigid and firm carpeting to technical products such as erosion control a
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