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Fibres and Fabrics - smart and technical
Transcript of Fibres and Fabrics - smart and technical
Creative + Scientific
smart & technical
mechanical & chemical
natural & man-made
"the future of textiles lies in the development of new fibres and fabrics."
exciting time for advanced textiles
Made for carbohydrate
Extracted from a variety of plants- to make fibres suitable for textile production
Soft – but not break up when washed
Protein is essential in the structure and function of all living cells.
Keratin comes from hair and is the most common protein fibre
natural chemical or regenerated
natural raw materials chemically engineered
derived from none cellulosic fibres – which means entirely chemical
synthetic filaments are produced by extrusion of the chemical through fine holes
Clarke & O'Mahony (2005)
aestetic is as important as performance
Polymer-based fibres being extruded.
Photo by Ms Bea Lipson.
miliary & nature
naturally stronger than steel
insulation for wire on Neil Armstrongs space mission
1978: breathable, waterproof & windproof
early synthetics, unatractive, clingy and uncomfortable
now considered in their own right
In this session we will be considering the source, processing and function of a range of fibres and fabrics related to the study of textile design.
Classify and categorise a range of materials and components with different physical and working properties (A1);.
fabric trend fair
showcase new developments
designers chose fabrics
moth and mould proof