This easily navigable resource provides 100 swatches of most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including cottons, silks, wools, and linens, to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Secured in an attractive ring-bound folder, with descriptions alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern.
Clive Hallett is an associate lecturer in design management at London College of Fashion as well as lecturing at several other fashion colleges.
Amanda Johnston is an associate lecturer in design and product development on the BA Fashion Products course at London College of Fashion. Clive and Amanda have worked together as consultants within the fashion industry since 1982 having worked on numerous projects internationally.