With an increased emphasis on textiles as a major global industry, the tenth edition of this best-selling book continues to meet the needs of both students and professionals in the textile, fashion, and related industries. Based on their combined experience in both education and the industry, Cohen and Johnson provide readers with a comprehensive text about the design, structure, and application of textiles. The range of information is exceptionally broad, and includes basic fiber makeup, fiber innovation, the formation of fabrics, quality issues, and laws that regulate textiles; updated topics include environmental responsibility, nanotechnology and innovations in industrial textiles. The authors also provide readers with information regarding textile-related trade and professional associations and career opportunities in design, production, marketing, merchandising, apparel and home products. New To This Edition>Expanded coverage of sustainability issues>Textile Connection-a new feature that adds significance to text material>End-of-chapter assignments, including questions related to Fabric Science's swatches facilitating an understanding of the relationship between chapter content and textiles>New full-color illustrations and photographs throughout the text
Allen C. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where he taught for 30 years and held positions including Director of Research and Chairman of the faculty association. He has been a lecturer of seminars for textile, apparel and retail executives and has authored three textbooks. Cohen’s industry experience includes positions in textile production and sales as well as textile design. He has served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association as well as an industry consultant.
Ingrid Johnson, MA, is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she has been Chair and a member of the Textile Development and Marketing Department as well as acting vice president for academic affairs for the institution and acting chair of the Home Products Department. She holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and a MA in Textiles from North Carolina State University. With more than 30 years of experience in the textile industry, Johnson has lectured both in the United States and internationally and is frequently sought by the media to offer commentary on textiles and industry trends, including Money Line with Lou Dobbs, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Glamour magazines, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio and others. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).
Table of Contents
The Textile Industry Fiber Characteristics Natural and Manufactured Fibers Yarns and Sewing Threads Woven Fabrics Knitted Fabrics Other Types of Textiles Textile Dyeing Textile Printing Textile Finishing Textile and the Environment Care and Renovation of Textiles Unique Fabrications and Innovations Textiles for Interiors Determining Fabric Quality Guide to Fabric Selection Textile Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements