Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FT 40 - Fabric Analysis

A study of the fibers and fabrics used in apparel and related products. Practical applications of yarns, construction, finishes on fabrics. Simple physical and chemical tests will be demonstrated.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FT 40, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of the textile and fashion industries.
  • Interpret textile legislation regulating fiber content and care labeling.
  • Recognize sources and properties of natural and man-made fibers.
  • Perform simple physical tests in identifying fiber content.
  • Discuss the manufacturing of fibers, yarns, and fabrics.
  • Identify the various yarns, weaves, and knit stitches used in fabrics.
  • Identify coloring and finishing techniques used in fabrics.
  • Recommend appropriate care of various fabrics.

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