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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
Natural and Manufactured Fibers
Yarns and Sewing Threads
Other Types of Textiles
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