Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics and Construction, Fifth Edition PDF by Jeanette Weber

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Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics and Construction, Fifth Edition
by Jeanette Weber
Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics and Construction, Fifth Edition

CONTENTS

Unit 1: Clothing and Society.......................22
Chapter 1: Influences on Clothing....................................24
Choosing What to Wear ........................................................................25
Other Influences ....................................................................................27
A Changing Society ...............................................................................29
Looking Ahead.......................................................................................32
Technology Trends: Beyond Basic Clothing Functions ................32
How To…Make Decisions ....................................................................33
Chapter 2: Cultures and Customs ...................................36
Clothing Reflects Cultures ....................................................................37
Clothing as Symbols..............................................................................39
Clothing Customs..................................................................................42
How To…Select Business Casual Attire ........................................45
Technology Trends: On-Line Fashion Information.........................47
Chapter 3: Clothing and Families ....................................50
Family Clothing Needs..........................................................................51
Clothing Management ..........................................................................53
Technology Trends: Transferring Photos to Fabric .......................55
How To…Jazz Up Your Home...........................................................56
Chapter 4: Clothing and Self-Expression ........................60
Creating Impressions.............................................................................61
Technology Trends: Using the Internet Wisely ..............................63
What Clothing Communicates.............................................................64
Developing Your Personal Style ............................................................67
How To…Add Embellishments ..........................................................69
Fashion Promotion Careers ..................................................72
Unit 2: The Fashion World..........................76
Chapter 5: Fashion History .............................................78
The Earliest Clothing ............................................................................79
The Evolution of Fashion......................................................................82
Influences on Fashion History..............................................................85
Technology Trends: Early Inventions ...............................................87
How To…Preserve Textiles ................................................................89
Fashions of the Twentieth Century ......................................................90
Chapter 6: Fashion Styles................................................96
What Is Fashion?....................................................................................97
How To…Write Fashion Copy............................................................98
Fashion Features ..................................................................................103
Garment Styles.....................................................................................107
Technology Trends: Latest Fashion News.......................................113
Chapter 7: Fashion Designers .........................................116
The Role of Fashion Designers ...........................................................117
The Design Process..............................................................................119
How To…Create a Design Sketch...................................................120
Designer Collections ...........................................................................122
Technology Trends: Apparel Design with CAD..............................123
Chapter 8: The Fashion Industry....................................134
The Textile Industry ............................................................................135
How To…Explore Fashion Careers..................................................137
The Apparel Industry ..........................................................................138
Technology Trends: Quick Response................................................141
Fashion Merchandising .......................................................................143
Fashion Promotion..............................................................................145
Apparel Production Careers ..............................................150
Unit 3: Color and Design ..........................154
Chapter 9: Understanding Color ....................................156
Color and Clothing .............................................................................157
The Impact of Color............................................................................157
The Language of Color........................................................................160
Technology Trends: Correcting Color Blindness...........................163
Creating a Color Scheme ....................................................................164
Selecting Colors for You......................................................................165
How To…Choose Your Colors...........................................................167
Chapter 10: Understanding Design.................................172
Shape and Size .....................................................................................173
The Elements of Design ......................................................................175
How To…Create Design Illusions ....................................................178
Technology Trends: Fabrics by Computer......................................183
The Principles of Design.....................................................................184
Individuality.........................................................................................187
Design Careers....................................................................190
Unit 4: Fibers and Fabrics ........................194
Chapter 11: Textile Fibers...............................................196
What Are Fibers?..................................................................................197
Fiber Names.........................................................................................197
Fiber Characteristics............................................................................198
Natural Fibers ......................................................................................199
Manufactured Fibers ...........................................................................203
Technology Trends: Microfibers ......................................................205
Identifying Fibers.................................................................................210
How To…Identify Fibers.....................................................................211
Chapter 12: Fabric Construction ....................................214
Yarns .....................................................................................................215
How To…Evaluate Fabric Characteristics....................................218
Fabric Characteristics ..........................................................................219
Woven Fabrics......................................................................................219
Technology Trends: Smart Fabrics.................................................220
Knit Fabrics..........................................................................................224
Other Fabric Constructions................................................................226
Chapter 13: Fabric Finishes...........................................234
Finishing Process .................................................................................235
Color and Design Finishes ..................................................................235
How To…Create Printed Fabric......................................................238
Texture and Performance Finishes .....................................................239
Technology Trends: High-Performance Finishes..........................241
Textile Production Careers.................................................244
Unit 5: Clothing Care...............................248
Chapter 14: Clothing Care Basics ..................................250
Routine Care ........................................................................................251
Understanding Care Labels.................................................................258
Technology Trends: Color Loss in Fabrics ....................................259
Storing Clothes ....................................................................................260
How To…Create Clothing Space ....................................................262
Chapter 15: Laundry and Dry Cleaning ..........................266
Laundry Products and Equipment.....................................................267
Laundering Clothes .............................................................................272
Drying Clothes.....................................................................................275
Ironing Clothes....................................................................................276
How To…Provide Sun Protection...................................................277
Dry-Cleaning Clothes .........................................................................278
Technology Trends: Dry Cleaning at Home...................................279
Chapter 16: Redesign, Repair, and Recycle ....................282
Redesigning Clothes ............................................................................283
Repairing Clothes ................................................................................287
How To…Make Simple Repairs.......................................................288
Recycling Clothes.................................................................................290
Technology Trends: From Plastic Bottles to Parkas..................292
Fashion Services Careers ....................................................296
Unit 6: Clothing Selection .......................300
Chapter 17: Exploring Options.......................................302
Evaluating Your Wardrobe ..................................................................303
How To…Make a Wardrobe Chart..................................................304
Identifying Your Resources .................................................................307
Ways to Expand Your Wardrobe.........................................................308
Technology Trends: On-Line Shopping ...........................................314
Chapter 18: Accessing Information ................................318
Sources of Information .......................................................................319
Technology Trends: On-Line Sewing Information........................323
How To…Place an Internet or Catalog Order ............................324
Using Information Effectively.............................................................327
Chapter 19: Evaluating Selections.................................332
Finding the Correct Size......................................................................333
Evaluating Fit .......................................................................................335
How To…Check a Garment’s Fit....................................................336
Technology Trends: A Customized Fit ...........................................337
Evaluating Quality ...............................................................................338
Evaluating Care....................................................................................339
Evaluating Price ...................................................................................340
Making a Final Decision .....................................................................341
Chapter 20: Consumer Responsibilities ........................344
The Responsible Consumer ................................................................345
Technology Trends: Preventing Shoplifting and Theft ..............346
Paying for Purchases............................................................................347
Exchanges and Returns .......................................................................351
Consumer Protection ..........................................................................352
How To…Complain Effectively .......................................................354
Chapter 21: Selecting Clothes for Others......................358
Shopping for Family and Friends .......................................................359
Choosing Clothes for Children...........................................................361
Selecting Maternity Wear ....................................................................364
Technology Trends: Embroidery Designs and
Copyright Laws................................................................................364
Choosing Clothes for Older Adults ....................................................366
Selecting Clothes for People with Disabilities ...................................367
How To…Customize Garments .......................................................369
Fashion Merchandising Careers ........................................372
Unit 7: The Workplace..............................376
Chapter 22: Career Preparation ....................................378
Knowing Yourself.................................................................................379
Researching Career Paths ....................................................................381
Looking for a Job.................................................................................382
Technology Trends: Job Search Via the Internet .......................383
Applying for a Job ...............................................................................384
How To…Dress for a Job Interview..............................................386
Chapter 23: Success on the Job ...................................390
Ingredients for Success ........................................................................391
Technology Trends: Technology Skills in the Workplace...........392
How To…Be a Team Member ..........................................................395
Traveling the Career Path....................................................................398
Balancing Work and Personal Life......................................................400
Chapter 24: Fashion Entrepreneurs ..............................404
Qualities of the Successful Entrepreneur ...........................................405
Opportunities for Entrepreneurs........................................................406
How To…Use E-Mail ..........................................................................407
Technology Trends: Ergonomics in the Sewing Room...............409
Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs.......................................................411
Developing a Business Plan ................................................................415
Chapter 25: Global Marketplace ....................................418
Global Issues ........................................................................................419
Fashion Industry Trends .....................................................................424
Technology Trends: Electronic Data Interchange.......................425
How To…Pack for Travel....................................................................429
Communication and Education Careers ...........................432
 
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