Rhinestones

apparel foot-wear Rhinestones are rock crystal stone with an iridescent effect was first found around Rhine River on the German and Austrian border and thus got its name as Rhinestone.?Rhinestones are attached to the fabric to give a stylish look to the clothing. Rhinestones are used in shirts, collars, shoes and dance outfits. Swarovski rhinestones are very popular and are widely used in fashion industry. Rhinestones varieties like silver night, topaz glacier, hyacinth, vintage rose are very popular.

Special Weaving Machines

fabric weaving Weaving machines used for manufacturing terry fabrics, double velvets and narrow fabrics are categorized in special weaving machines. Some of the examples of such machines are terry weaving machines, double velvet weaving machines, ribbon weaving machines etc.

Pre-Shrinking Finish on Fabrics

finishing Pre-shirking is needed almost on all fabrics because most textile materials shrink when washed. However preshrinking can only reduce the residual shrinkage to a lower percentage, but cannot completely eliminate it. On cotton fabrics, usually take away 8-10%shrinkage by preshrinking, leaving about 5-6% in them.

Timeline of Manmade Fibers

fiber A useful filament was not produced until the last part of the 19th century, when Swann and de Chardonnet extruded a solution of cellulose nitrate (collodion) through small holes (spinnerets). These pioneer manmade fibres were replaced by rayon fibres which were spun from an alkaline cellulose xanthate solution (viscose), which were in turn supplemented by cellulose acetate and many synthetic fibres.

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History of Textiles

assorted weaving The term "Textile" is a Latin word originating from the word "texere" which means "to weave" Textile refers to a flexible material comprising of a network of natural or artificial fibres, known as yarn.

Textile Finishing Processes

finishing The whole cycle of finishing consists of mechanical and chemical processes, which are used depending on the kinds and end uses of the fabric. Mechanical processes include drying, calendaring, schreinering, embossing, sueding, raisingetc and chemical processes include in the application of special substances on the fabric, impregnation with size, starch, dextrin and other polymeric substances.

Sewing Needles

apparel A sewing needle is a long slender tool with a pointed tip. The needle must be able to penetrate the material being sewn, by pushing the yarns aside according to the application, without damaging it. The various parts of the needle are: The shank, The shoulder, The blade, Long Groove, Short Groove, The eye, The point and the Tip.

Design/Sketch

apparel Fashion sketching or fashion flats can be defined as a base templates one can use to create unique apparel designs. We have industry standard flat sketches that demonstrate a professional and accurate illustration of garments and important design details like topstitching, hardware, trims and fabric treatments.

Men's Underwear

apparel under-garments There are many different types of underwear for men in both modern and classic styles. This wide array of men’s underwear includes boxer brief, bikini, trunk, and boxer.In many cases, it depends on where they are going and what they will be doing that determines the type of underwear they will choose. Most men wear standard underwear briefs when they go to work or when they are at the gym. But other men like to wear boxer shorts, which they claim are more comfortable.Mens underwear is available