For introductory courses in Textiles, courses in Fashion Design/Production, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, and Costume Studies. Fabric Reference is a guide for anyone who needs accessible information on today’s fabrics–how they behave and why. Designed as a companion book to the Fabric Glossary, this book presents a complete and up-to-date source of the highly technical basics of textile science, from fibers to finished fabrics. Specially prepared graphics, illustrations, comparison tables, and flow charts make the process of creating modern fabrics clear to both students and instructors. This edition features more on nanotechnology, industrial textiles and other smart textiles and covers practical applications such as care, assessment and ecology. Buy both together and save! Fabric Glossary & Fabric Reference Package!