Get Into Textiles

2020
29:00

Season 1, Episode 9 (Ethical Textiles)

3.0 5 x
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 textile factories, it explores the issues of sweatshop labour.
25:00

Season 1, Episode 7 (Testing Textiles)

3.0 5 x
This resource 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.
25:00

Season 1, Episode 6 (Dyeing And Printing)

3.0 3 x
This resource provides clear explanations and footage of: dye recipes being developed and tested in the laboratory; industrial printing methods including flat-bed, carousel and roller screen-print.
26:00

Season 1, Episode 5 (Mass Production Systems And Techniques)

3.0 1 x
This resource provides numerous examples of commercial production methods and systems, including job, batch, quantity/mass production and JIT. It includes examples of both hand and digitized pattern laying.
26:00

Season 1, Episode 4 (Cad/cam In Textile Manufacturing)

3.0 3 x
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.
27:00

Season 1, Episode 3 (Ict In Textiles: Design, Practice And Process)

3.0 6 x
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.
27:00

Season 1, Episode 1 (Recycled And Sustainable Textiles)

3.0 3 x
This resource shows how textile designers are meeting the challenge from government and consumers to meet the 6Rs. Case studies include: shoes made from old tyres and seatbelts; bags made from recycled materials.
Episodes 2019
31:00

Season 1, Episode 10 (Eco-design)

3.0 0 x
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.
27:00

Season 1, Episode 8 (Finishing Textiles)

3.0 1 x
This resource looks at the different types of industrial finishes available and their applications. It explores the reasons for finishing, and when and why different processes might be used.
Episodes 2018
31:00

Season 1, Episode 2 (Smart Textiles)

3.0 9 x
New technology and processes are combining with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter, more technical products than ever before.
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