Series: Textiles, Clothing, and Footwear
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 treating them in different ways can change and enhance certain properties. The programme then looks at the testing of fabrics – in a school and a commercial laboratory -which properties are commonly tested for, and why it is important to continually test them. The programme examines ways in which the environmental impact of textile manufacture and use can be reduced and how the fashion industry has reflected the development of textiles over time. Show Less
In this career day program, a career in fashion involves much more that clothing design. Clothing line designers, textile designers, technical designers and more all make the industry a success. Students will gain greater appreciation for the career of fashion design with this fast-paced, educational video. Show Less
This video explains the difference between interior decorating and interior design, with an emphasis on the latter. In this Career Day episode interviews with professionals from a variety of avenues in the interior design field will provide students with a deeper level of understanding of interior design and the opportunities available in that field. Show Less
The formal dresses of DeBora Rachelle Designs have been worn at major award programs and formal dances all over the world. Learn what it takes to be a successful fashion designer and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a fitting session. See how Ms. Rachele designs 100+ dresses per season with purses and jewellery to match. Show Less
Clothes may make the man, but they really make the convincing dramatic character! Starting with a history of theatrical costume, the programme goes on to explore the effects which can be created by using different materials, colours and patterns.
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 designer Brandi Hagen showcases textile samples and explains different types of natural and synthetic fibers, fabric construction and surface designs. In this programme we examine the properties of natural fibres such as cotton, flax, jute, sisal and bamboo; synthetic fibres such as nylon, polyester, rayon, acrylic and microfibers, and animal fibres such as wool and silk. We also look at fabric construction and surface designs. Show Less
The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. This interesting programme presents a basic overview of the elements of design including: line - vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curved; shape - symmetrical and asymmetrical; texture - smooth, reflective, rough, matte; and colour - hue, value and chroma. Show Less
This program investigates the steps taken by fashion designers to develop their ideas into end products, from that initial spark of inspiration to final production. Throughout the program viewers see how fashion designers use various tools, equipment and drawing techniques to visually display their inspirations and ideas, how they use of computer aided design (CAD) to enhance and support their work, and finally, the steps involved in sampling, pattern making and production. The program is further enhanced by insightful interviews with top fashion designers including legendary Australian fashion designer, Akira Isogawa, Vanessa Rochman, head designer at Metallicus, and textiles designer Kaffe Fassett. Show Less
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 and social responsibilities, this programme is a must-see for anyone interested in the fashion industry. Show Less
The third programme in the Talking Textile series considers the effect that the manufacturing of cotton has on the planet from an environmental, social and economic perspective. We see that the process turns out to hold some less than honourable credentials. Show Less
Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including, what traits do you need to have? Where do designers get ideas? What are the realities of being a fashion designer? What success have the designers received? Why do they love doing what they do? Show Less
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, the different types of fabrics used in manufacture, and the marketing and 'branding’ of the labels. The programme also addresses the business angle, looking at the motivations, problems and positives that have come from the decision to go into business for themselves. Show Less
This resource looks at the impact of new technology on the global fashion and textile industry. A top fashion design house shows how ICT, CAD and CAM has revolutionised the way they communicate with their global manufacturing partners – from speeding up the design process to improving accuracy and efficiency of production – enabling them to turn designs around from initial idea through to shop floor in a matter of weeks. It also shows how 3D body scanners enable retailers and catalogue companies to create more accurate size charts and 3D patterns. Show Less
Many factors influence the design of products, systems or environments. Designers must consider how these factors will have an impact on their eventual users, environments and the wider world. Designers have to use materials sympathetically and consider the conflicting demands that moral, cultural, economic, and social values and needs can have in the planning and in the designing of products. In six independent chapters, this program explores the influences that culture, subculture, egalitarianism, global society, hedonism, and sustainability have on design. Packed with engaging imagery and real-life examples, this program will stimulate viewers to think about the influences on their design work. Show Less
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 by stuntmen and ballerinas, a handbag that charges your phone, piezo-electric textiles and garments that sense and react to changes in your body and the environment. Show Less
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.
Showing the very latest industrial techniques from around the world, this resource gives pupils a fantastic insight into textile manufacturing processes.
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 techniques are discussed for a number of fibres. Show Less
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 second hand shop finds. Show Less
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 techniques and rules, and sewing machine parts. Filled with clear examples and demonstrations, and presented by a real expert, this is a terrific introduction to the power of the thread and needle. The programme also features comprehensive support notes and two sewing projects - a non-pattern and pattern project. Show Less
With extraordinary access to the latest research and development, this resource explores cutting edge smart materials finding out how they are made, how they work and what their potential applications are both now and in the future. Case studies include; shape memory alloys and thermochromatic plastics, as well as QTC and how it is being used by electronics companies to revolutionise touch screen technology and how smart organic compounds are making it possible to print electrical components onto plastic sheets. Show Less
New technology and processes are combining with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter, more technical products than ever before.
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 testing laboratories and includes footage and clear explanations of tests for flammability, abrasion and pilling, tear and tensile strength, burst and drape testing, as well as tests for care labelling, eg. shrinkage and colour fastness. The programme also includes tests for high performance wear, including tests for insulation, breathability, wickability, wind and waterproofness. Show Less
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 to help them make decisions regarding the most appropriate and suitable materials for an end product. Students should develop an understanding of the classification of fibres, fabrics and yarns and how designers take a number of factors into consideration when choosing suitable materials. This programme will demonstrate how designers test the suitability of materials and the impact of health, safety, social and environmental concerns when choosing materials. The programme should demonstrate how designers choose and use fibres, fabrics and yarns in their end products. There should be lots of visual examples of materials from their origin to their manufacture into fabric and the end product. It should also demonstrate the importance of the fibres characteristics and properties and how they are tested and how they influence end choice. Show Less
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 explain how they reduce the environmental and ethical impact of their clothes by considering the use of materials and energy throughout their design, manufacture, transportation and use. We see how they source and develop eco-friendly technical materials - from recycled polyester to organic wool and cotton; we follow Tom on a series of environmental factory audits in Portugal and we find out how Finisterre work with customers to reduce the carbon footprint of products throughout their life-cycle. Show Less