Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals

Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals

  1. Rob Thompson
  2. Photographs by Martin Thompson
  • ISBN 9780500517413
  • 28.00 x 21.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 544pp
  • With 1,800 colour illustrations and 250 technical diagrams
  • First published 2014

With over 2,000 specially commissioned photographs and technical diagrams, this is the indispensable, reliable, convenient and highly accessible reference for textile and fashion designers that will enable them to make inspired decisions in their design projects

Comprehensive and fully cross-referenced, Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals has all the information they need about the applications, cost, speed and environmental impact of each process.

Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals

Knowledge about materials and processes helps designers to create textiles and products that can be manufactured effectively, sometimes thousands of miles from their studio, as well as inspiring entirely new approaches to design. This fundamental new resource explores established, traditional, emerging and innovative techniques and materials used in textile and fashion design.

Organized into four main parts – Fibre and Yarn Technology, Textile Technology, Construction Technology, and Materials:
Parts one to three explain over 70 major processes in detail, each featuring
• technical description
• analysis of the applications
• design opportunities and considerations
• quality, cost, speed and environmental impact
All the processes feature detailed step-by-step case studies showing the process ‘in manufacture’ at a leading international supplier.
Part four features essential knowledge on over 60 natural and man-made materials.

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Rob Thompson is the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals and an internationally recognized expert on materials for design. He has been involved in the development of a range of products for global clients including LG Electronics, Panasonic and Nokia, where he was formerly Principal Designer. As an academic, he has taught and undertaken research at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, London.
Martin Thompson has received D&AD, Campaign Press, One Show and British Lion awards for his advertising photography. He has worked on major campaigns, including Volvo, Sainsbury’s, Volkswagen, Toyota, Sharwoods and Chivas Regal. He travels worldwide as an editorial photographer and is currently working on a series of short documentary films.

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