Textile News Directory

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Textile News Directory

Reading about textiles is a good way to learn more about the apparel industry.  Although textiles are used in many different industries, one of the most important would be the garment business.  Textiles have an assortment of uses but the most common of which are for clothing.  Fashion designers commonly rely on textile designs to set their fashion collections apart from others

A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).  Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands.  Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting. 

About Weaving & Knitting:  Weaving is a textile production method which involves interlacing a set of longer threads (called the warp) with a set of crossing threads (called the weft). This is done on a frame or machine known as a loom, of which there are a number of types. Some weaving is still done by hand, but the vast majority is mechanized. Knitting and crocheting involve interlacing loops of yarn, which are formed either on a knitting needle or on a crochet hook, together in a line. The two processes are different in that knitting has several active loops at one time, on the knitting needle waiting to interlock with another loop, while crocheting never has more than one active loop on the needle.

Read more textile news from the following pages:

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Apparel Magazine

We hope you have enjoyed reading about fiber and fabrics in our textile news directory.

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