analyze the role of professional organizations in textiles, fashion and apparel industries.
Examine the various organizations in the fashion
Industry. Discuss: “What benefit and value does the organization provide its members?”
Fiber, Textile Products and Materials
Students will evaluate fiber and textile products and materials.
How do I choose the right fibers and textiles for my design?
Learning Plan & Notes to Instructor:
apply appropriate terminology for identifying, comparing and analyzing the most common generic textile fibers.
Discuss basic terminology that applies to textile fibers. Gather samples of various textile fibers and fabrics. Test for colorfastness, shrinkage, strength, etc.
evaluate performance characteristics of textile fiber and fabrics.
summarize textile legislation, standards and labeling in the global economy.
Examine items of clothing for country of origin and plot the countries on a world map. Contact a local company which exports and invite speaker to speak with class.
Research import and export of goods; research the impact of low wages /lower environmental and consumer laws in some countries and discuss the impact on USA economy and the country of origin’s economy. Discuss the merits and detractors of these situations.
Explore the International Monetary Fund to see the impact of money on the global economy:
analyze effects of textile characteristics on design, construction, care, use and maintenance of products.
Based on the sample testing in HS.O.ADFM.2.1, determine what textiles are appropriate for specific garments. Provide examples of pairings and have students analyze durability and appropriateness (i.e, children’s wear, a man’s suit).
apply appropriate procedures for care of textile products.
Utilize a stain guide to remove stains. Discuss proper care for specific products.