You can find several textile book choices at the
The Fashiondex, Apparel Industry Publishers, was started in 1992 by a
fashion designer who had arranged her Rolodex into types of fabrics and
trims, instead of from A to Z. When she noticed that everyone where she
worked was using her Rolodex when they needed to do their research and
sourcing needs, she saw there was a need for a similar product.
Fashiondex was formed, that Rolodex was reproduced in book form, and
several months later the first Fashiondex was produced. They started
selling that directory and eventually created and published many other
books that their designer, and her industry friends, thought were needed
to make their jobs easier. In 1994, they launched www.fashiondex.com, the first fashion-sourcing website and store.
Macmillan : they are publishers of several textile books such as
Felt, Tartan, Carpets and Textiles, Fashion & Textiles, Encountering
Medieval Textiles and Dress, and others. Macmillan in the US is a
group of publishing companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe
Georg von Holtzbrinck, which is based in Stuttgart, Germany. Their
American publishers include Farrar Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt &
Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan,
Bedford/St. Martin's, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin's Press,
Tor Books, and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. For information
on these companies, please see the below.
Palgrave : They have books such as The Textile Book. Woven,
printed, embroidered, knitted - textiles are pivotal to the everyday
experience of people in all parts of the world. This wide-ranging and
informative book conveys the excitement and new challenges textiles
represent and is essential reading for anyone working with, studying or
simply interested in textiles. Palgrave Macmillan was formed when
St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference and Macmillan Press (UK)
united their worldwide publishing operations. The history of the
company, located in the historic Flatiron Building in New York City,
begins with the founding of its parent company, Macmillan Publishers
Limited, in England, by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in 1843.
Macmillan opened an office in New York in the late 1860s, that was later
sold becoming what is now Macmillan USA. After the sale, Macmillan
realized the importance of having a publishing arm in the United States.
In 1952 St. Martin's Press was formed, named after the street that
housed the Macmillan headquarters in London. St. Martin's Press is one
of the ten largest general publishers in the United States and is an
important publisher of college, trade, mass market, and scholarly
titles. The scholarly imprint of St. Martin's Press became what is known
today as Palgrave.
Institute(United Kingdom) : The
mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all
areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. It is an
association of men and women throughout the world which unites those
with an interest in textiles. The individual professional expertise of
members is diverse: it includes management, art, design, fashion,
economics, science, engineering, research, production, marketing,
selling, retailing, education and training. They
also have a textile book store with some very informative textile books
such as textile text books.