Choosing fabrics


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When designing;

You need to consider

the physical properties:
Durability- strength and resistance.
Thermal conductivity- warmth.
Comfort- stretch and absorbence.
Washability- machine, dry time and shrinkage.
Flammability- fire resistance.
Resistance- damage. 

and the asthetic properties: 
Drape- how it hangs or falls.
Lustre- reflection of light.

you also need to consider these issues;
Cost- alternatives.
Cultural- religion and culture.
Ethical- work conditions and wage.
Sustainability- effects on environment.

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