This book is a step in the direction of giving an Indian perspective for understanding the world of fabrics. Organised in seven parts, the book adopts a systematic approach in defining and exploring the concepts of fabric science. Part I (Fundamentals) discusses the history, composition, classification and properties of textile fibres. Part II (Fibres) focuses on the typical traits of the fibre family. Part III (Yarns) deals with yarn production and properties. Part IV (Fabrics) covers weaving, knitting and other methods of fabric construction. Part V (Finishing) highlights the colouration and functional finishes of any fabric. Part VI (Consumer Concerns) is aimed at enhancing consumer satisfaction by generating awareness among consumers regarding selection, care and maintenance and vital topics like blending and defects. Part VII (Miscellaneous concepts)—guides students on career opportunities related to this course.
• Relevant illustrations and images to help in grasping the steps of fabric construction.
• Chapter-end exercises aimed at testing the factual knowledge, understanding and application of the concepts.
• Simple examples from day-to-day life to instil a sense of curiosity in the reader's mind to know more about the intriguing world of textiles.
NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION
While maintaining organization of the book and its hallmark features—simple no-frills writing style and engaging pedagogy—the fourth edition introduces:
• Two new chapters on 'Blending' and 'Defects' in Part VI; both areas are of concern for consumers.
• A new chapter on 'Sustainability' in Part VII on demand of Civil Service aspirants and today's eco-conscious times.
• M.Sc. Fabric and Apparel Science
• B.A./B.Sc. Home Science
• M.Sc. Home Science
• Civil Services aspirants