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What type of information could be included in a trend forecast?
Trend forecast could include information about theme, future styles, revisited past fashions, shapes, colours, textures, choice of fabrics and components/materials, construction/decorative techniques, technical/modern/futuristic design features such
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Give different ways of using electronic components to make the item of
Electronic component/device to make clothing light up, move, connect to internet, create sound/visual effects, monitor/transmit/track/record/play information. Eg: solar panel, camera, fibre optics, LED lights, digital screen.
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Give methods of testing final design idea.
Testing against design criteria, compare to similar commercial product, target market questionnaire/survey/opinion, ask an expert, make a prototype.
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A bus seat fabric is made from a blend of 90% wool and 10% nylon.
Wool is slow to ignite and flames spread less quickly with fewer toxic fumes than other fibres and when burning does not melt or drip. It is therefore a safe fibre to use in public places. Wool is warm, comfortable/soft/insulating and gives a bulky p
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A child car seat cover is made from 100% cotton.What are the advantages of using cotton?
Washable, can be dyed or printed, soft/comfortable, hard wearing/durable, strong, natural/organic fibre, biodegradable, non irritant, breathable.
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Bus seats and child car seat covers get dirty and damaged.Discuss how the design and manufacture of fabrics can help prevent permanent
A pattern or texture can be woven into or printed onto the fabric to deter vandals from drawing or writing on the fabric and to conceal marks. Twill weave used for strength. Colour of fabric may help to minimise the appearance of marks and stains. to
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