8th Edition

Phyllis G. Tortora and Ingrid Johnson

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OCT 28, 2013
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Hardback 9781609015350

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The Book

The eighth edition of this industry standard for textile terminology is fully revised and expanded featuring over 14,000 definitions of fibers, fabrics, laws and regulations affecting textile materials and processing, inventors of textile technology, and business and trade terms relevant to textiles. Fully illustrated with over 500 photographs and line drawings, entries include pronunciation, derivation, definition and industry uses.Tortora and Johnson include a list of textile industry associations in an extensive Appendix. From Abaca to Zyex, Dictionary of Textiles contains essential reference information for students and professionals involved in the textile industry.

Table of Contents

How to Use the Dictionary A - ZAppendix

About The Authors

Phyllis G. Tortora is a Professor Emerita at Queens College, where she was Department Chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. She has also served as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Costume Society of America (CSA). She has been awarded Fellow Membership in ITAA.

Ingrid Johnson, MA, is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she has been Chair and a member of the Textile Development and Marketing Department as well as acting vice president for academic affairs for the institution and acting chair of the Home Products Department. She holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and a MA in Textiles from North Carolina State University. With more than 30 years of experience in the textile industry, Johnson has lectured both in the United States and internationally and is frequently sought by the media to offer commentary on textiles and industry trends, including Money Line with Lou Dobbs, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Glamour magazines, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio and others. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).

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