Consumer Textiles Winter 2024

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In the last 20 years global fiber production nearly doubled, reaching an all time high of 113 million tons in 2021. Textiles matter and play an important role in our everyday lives from the absorbent jerseys worn by newborn babies to wicking performance wear worn by athletes. This course will study the interrelationship of fibers, yarns, fabric structures, and finishes for consumer based textiles. Product suitability for end use, quality in relation to serviceability, and use and care problems are determined from fiber/fabric information. Additionally, students will engage in labs and hear from industry experts currently driving new technologies in textiles.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1088
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Paper(s) or report(s); Presentation(s); Other: Labs will play a big role in this course.
Prerequisites: NA
Enrollment Preferences: Because this is a lab based course, 20 is an ideal number but I can take more if it's in demand.
Unit Notes: Nicola MacEwen is a fashion retailing educator and consultant. She currently works as a lecturer at Framingham State University and is sustainability consultant for UNTUCKit.
Materials/Lab Fee: $105
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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