By Jenny Udale

The nuts-and-bolts of style design--great for everybody who loves outfits! - attention-grabbing case reviews by means of execs - Inspiring illustrations plus no-nonsense textual content All model designers want a robust figuring out of materials and their homes. How are varieties of textile made? What are they made up of? How will they practice? writer Jenny Udale bargains an entire, authoritative evaluation of materials and methods for dyeing, printing, embellishing, embroidering, and extra during this lavishly illustrated consultant. Case reviews from cloth and type designers, in addition to different creatives, supply useful insights into real-world layout judgements. Love outfits? Love venture Runway? lengthy to be a fashion designer? Get fundamentals type layout: Textiles and model and start now!

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Computerised looms can produce metres of fabric in minutes. Obviously manufacturing processes must evolve, but it is important to still understand the craft techniques on which these processes are based. 1 A design from Wildlifeworks A/W07 collection. Wildlifeworks produces organic and fairtrade clothing. 2 This high-tech dress from Hussein Chalayan’s A/W07 collection features a light display system within its structure so that the patterns within the textile can be changed. ’ Rory Crichton, freelance printed textile designer for Vintage Commes des Garçons suit.

Companies are considering what the impact of their textiles and processes has on the environment. Many are choosing to use fabrics that are made from recycled material, either at fibre or fabric level. Many fibres come from natural sources and can be reused; some synthetic fibres can also be recycled, for example, polyester can be made from old plastic bottles. Dye companies that use synthetic dyes are reducing the amount of chemicals that are needed in processes and recycling the water they use, so reducing the impact of production.

They can’t grow genetically modified crops and can only use – as a last resort – seven of the hundreds of pesticides available to farmers (see Chapter Two: Fibres, for more information on organic cotton production). 38 / 39 Technology Technology is being used to generate new fabrics and also to produce existing fabrics more quickly and efficiently. The possibilities of futuristic textiles are positively endless. Smart materials Interactive clothing incorporates smart materials that respond to changes in the environment or to the human body.

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