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Regenerated fibres and fabrics
What are they and where do they come from?

Regenerated fibre: natural cellulose treated with artificial chemicals to extract the fibre
Regenerated fibres are part natural and part artificial

Types of Regenerated Fibres

Regenerated fibres can be filament or staple and can be given many textures…

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Case Study on the Development of Lyocell
What is Lyocell?

It is a fabric made from a tree and it softflowing, cool and comfortable
To feel it is like silk but to strength it is like cotton

Who invented it?

Originally done by Akso Nobel and but then got credit…

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Smart Fabrics
What is a smart fabric?

It is a fabric that responds to outside influence without human intervention
It can sense certain conditions
It can react to certain conditions
It can adapt to certain conditions

What conditions will activate a smart fabric?

Heat thermochromic colour onto the surface of…

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Nanotechnology Nanotex is one of the first manufacturers to help clothing become more
stain resistant and durable fabrics

Fibres and Fabrics
What are fibres?

Fibres are hairlike structures that is the basis of a yarn or fabric
They can be either staple a short fibre that needs to be twisted…

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Knitwearcashmeres, merino wools, and rich blends
Fashion accessories ­for men an women in silk, leather, silver and other precious

Fabric Construction ­ Woven

What are woven fabrics?

Weaving is the most common way of making a woven fabric
The yarns are interlaced at right angles to each other during…

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Terry towelling is a looped pile

Properties of Woven Fabrics

Edges don't fray until cut (selvedge)
Once fabric cut it will fray
Can be woven at different densities and have different weights
The fabric is at its strongest on the grain line
The fabric can stretch on a bias (diagonal)…

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Can be made in range of weights
Do not fray
Can be made into moulded shapes
Can be made from recycled fibres can be made soluble
Can be made to soften with heat and act like a glue (hemming)
Can easily pill (bobbles from the surface)
May be weaker when…

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Fabric Construction ­ NonWoven
What are laminated fabrics?

Made by bonding two or more fabrics together
Some fabrics require extra insulation
Sometimes comfort is an issue with PVC fabrics so a softer fabric needs to be bonded instead
of that lining

New Technology

Researchers are trying the develop the use…




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