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Series: Textiles


A Textile World

A Textile World

This programme looks at the multitude of industries involved with textile manufacture and use, and establishes how vital the textile industry is to the global economy. Various finishing techniques to different fabrics are explored, showing how...Show More
CAD and CAM in Textile Manufacturing

CAD and CAM in Textile Manufacturing

This resource looks at how CAD/CAM is transforming all sections of the textile industry, from digital printing and embroidery to knitting and laser cutting. For each case study, designers and manufacturers explain how they work in function of new...Show More
Cotton Processing: Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing and Cutting

Cotton Processing: Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing and Cutting

This is the industrial revolution in action. All the different processes carried out on these machines was once done by hand. We see spinning, weaving, dyeing, bleaching, cutting, and stencil making, all made by machines. The whole cotton...Show More
Design: All about Textiles

Design: All about Textiles

Today there are many different types of textiles that are available to us, each with their different properties, strengths and range of uses. Getting to know their properties is vital for any student of textiles today. In this programme interior...Show More
Eco Fashion: Is Green the New Black?

Eco Fashion: Is Green the New Black?

Society's growing concern for the environment has meant that the fashion industry is being forced to rethink its fundamental structures. Including interviews with industry experts and young Australian designers whose work focuses on environmental...Show More
Ethical Textiles

Ethical Textiles

Filmed in Bangladesh, one of the world's largest textile manufacturers, this resource explores the social cost of our cheap textiles. With footage filmed inside a number of Bangladeshi textile factories, it explores the issues of sweatshop...Show More
Fashion

Fashion

This programme outlines how environmental consciousness is translating to the fashion, design and clothing manufacturing industries and impacting on the commercial decisions of major clothing retailers. We visit the catwalk of an 'alternative'...Show More
Fashionable Business: Young Designers, New Labels

Fashionable Business: Young Designers, New Labels

This programme aims to profile three successful fashion labels involving young Melbourne-based designers. The programme outlines the elements of design and manufacture relevant to each one, and looks at the various sources of design inspiration,...Show More
Felt

Felt

This programme provides an understanding of the traditional uses of felt and how designers are now using felt in contemporary work.
Fibre Growing and Textile Manufacture

Fibre Growing and Textile Manufacture

Examines a range of methods for growing and developing environmentally sound textiles for the clothing industry. Discusses changes to textile fibre production, focusing on cotton, hemp and wool, and looking at improvements in textile...Show More
Got a Notion to Sew?

Got a Notion to Sew?

Get students ready to sew! Includes safety in the sewing lab, notions for sewing, hand-sewing basics and the sewing machine. Also features sewing projects such as a pillow case, fleece hats and mittens, tote bag, name pennants, pillows and other...Show More
Hunter Gatherer: Case Study in Apparel Design and Manufacture

Hunter Gatherer: Case Study in Apparel Design and Manufacture

This programme looks at how the Brotherhood of St Laurence initiated its own stores for vintage (recycled) clothing and then decided to start its own label 'Hunter Gatherer', to complement the offerings available in the stores. The Brotherhood...Show More
Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles

Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles

Wearable electronics, textiles that generate power and smart and modern materials like Kevlar, Nomex and D30 are all covered in this resource that looks at their characteristics, functions and applications. Case studies include: materials used...Show More
Introducing Textiles

Introducing Textiles

This programme introduces students to fibres, fabrics and textiles. A brief historical overview is followed by a look at various processes and also the most recent developments.
Mass Productions: Systems and Techniques

Mass Productions: Systems and Techniques

Showing the very latest industrial techniques from around the world, this resource gives pupils a fantastic insight into textile manufacturing processes.
Natural Fibres

Natural Fibres

The first programme in the Talking Textiles series introduces students to fibres and how we classify them as natural or man-made, before further categorising the former as animal, vegetable or mineral. A range of methods and preparation...Show More
Nylon: Fibre to Fabric

Nylon: Fibre to Fabric

We trace the manufacture and production of nylon filament from its source as a by-product of petroleum cracking, to finished products for use by the consumer and industry. Discover the scientific and technological aspects of synthetic materials...Show More
Recycled and Sustainable Textiles

Recycled and Sustainable Textiles

This resource shows how textile designers are meeting the challenge from government and consumers to meet the 6R's. Case studies include: Shoes made from old tyres, bags made from recycled airline seats and high fashion tailoring created from...Show More
RiverBlue

RiverBlue

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RiverBlue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary...Show More
Sew Cool

Sew Cool

In this excellent programme we start off with the basics of sewing and take burgeoning designers all the way up to creating a stylish project of their own. Topics covered include: sewing tools and essentials, hand sewing, fabric selection, sewing...Show More
Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Objectives: To learn about synthetic fibres and the characteristics of synthetic fibres, and to learn about plastics and their types. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Classify fibres 2. Give examples of natural fibres 3....Show More
Testing Textiles: Tests Fabrics and Products Undergo

Testing Textiles: Tests Fabrics and Products Undergo

This programme looks at the different tests fabrics and products have to undergo before they hit the shelves. Using examples from high street retailer, New Look and outdoor specialists Millets and Blacks, the programme visits industrial textiles...Show More
Textiles

Textiles

The aim of this programme is to introduce a variety of textile materials used by designers when making their products. The programme describes the characteristics and properties of fibres, fabrics and yarns and how designers use this information...Show More
Textiles: Eco Design

Textiles: Eco Design

As lead designers for Finisterre, Tom and Debbie are on a mission – to create the most eco-friendly surf-wear brand in the world. From their HQ in Cornwall to fabric suppliers in Japan and manufacturers in Portugal, we follow the pair as they...Show More
Textiles: Environmental Impacts

Textiles: Environmental Impacts

Filmed in Bangladesh and in the UK, this resource assesses the environmental impacts of the textile industry both here and abroad. It looks at how companies in the UK are working to meet government targets to reduce their environmental impact by...Show More