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Designing Textile Products

Textile products are crafted analyzing numerous internal and external factors bound to the end products. Before, during, and after designing a product, a series of factors such as the market trends, market research, quality testing, trials, design patterns, etc. to be arranged or considered by the designer. Here we discuss a few of them.

Textiles: Environmental issues and sustainability

Textile designers and manufacturers are under social pressure to reduce the impact of textiles on the environment. Careful use of raw materials and natural resources in textile production will ensure that they are available to future generations. Textile technologists are constantly seeking to develop new fibres that have improved performance and are sustainable.

Textile Components

Textile components are accessories that are used to decorate, strengthen, close, or enhance the appearance of textile products. In this article most commonly used components such as fasteners and others are discussed.

Textile Fabric Types by Fiber Sources

Generally, a set number of yarns are used for the formation of fabrics. Also, a number of techniques are used for producing fabrics such as weaving, knitting, and felting. The type of fabrics varies by the fibers, the fabric formation techniques, machinery used for producing them, and finishing techniques. Fabrics also made differently based on the end-usage.

Types of textile fibers – list of textile fibers by its sources

Fiber is a fine hair-like structure and is considered the raw materials of textiles. The fiber is extracted from various sources for commercial use. In addition to obtaining from animals, plants, and minerals, many of the fibers are artificially generated as well. Here is a list of most commonly used textile fibers.

Batik designs – How to make Batik designs

Batik is a textile art used to print or decorate the fabric and also called as “wax writing”. It is a technique of covering parts of fabric which will not receive color. The creation of batik involves three major processes – waxing, dying and de-waxing.

Industrial enzymes in textile production and application

Enzymes are living biological substances that can help speed up any chemical reaction without itself being reduced. But, they work better under certain temperature and pH value. Therefore, these are also called as biological catalysts. Since textiles industry uses many such chemical reactions, enzymes today are a vital part of the textile production system. Applications like pectinases, lipases, proteases, catalases, and xylanases are used in textile processing.

Types of sleeves set-in sleeves, raglan sleeves and kimono sleeves

Sleeve is that part of the garment, which covers the arm of the body and is usually attached to armhole of bodice pattern. Sleeves support the design and functional element of a garment. They are broadly classified into three types – set-in sleeves, raglan sleeves and kimono sleeves which are further made into separate styles.

Types of skirts

Skirt is something that covers the lower part of the body especially for girls, women or ladies. Skirts come in a variety of shapes and styles and they are essential items in women’s wardrobes. Skirts are more elegant and easy to wear and besides they can be worn in all occasions. It is easier to design skirt than any other garment. In today’s fashion world we find a variety of types of skirt which can be categorized based on size, fabric, and design. The silhouette can be narrow, flared or bouffant. Even straight skirts can vary from extremely tight and narrow at the hem to slightly A-lined. Here is a brief description of the variety of skirt types being used on their vast types.