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Materials and Graphics Used in Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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The more a designer knows about the woodcharacteristics ofcharacteristics of wood and its source, the better he or she can understand the degree of warmth and beauty it can bring to the fix-turing or store design. Every grain pattern is a unique masterpiece of design, texture, and wonder. These grain patterns also known as “figures or growth rings,” describe the texture found in wood such as BirdseyeBirdseye, curly, or fiddlebackfiddleback. Wood can be warm and welcoming or cool and contemporary,

Point-of-Purchase Display

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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plywoodimpulse shopping andbalancedefinedplywoodas displayersplywoodas displaysplywoodas fixturesPoint of purchase (POP) has been around since long before the cigar store Indian sculpted out of wood, clutching a handful of tobacco leaves, and garishly painted in green, red, and gold. It stood outside cigar stores and tobacco shops announcing to one and all on the street that tobacco products were sold just inside. Point-of-purchase signage probably goes back even further than the Middle Ages, whe

Performance, Technical, and Smart Textiles

Ingrid Johnson, Allen C. Cohen and Ajoy K. Sarkar

Source: J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science, 11th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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The strength of the United States textile industry is in the research and development of technology applicable to the marketplace. Efficient mill production of commodity textiles alone is no longer sufficient to insure a strong, vibrant business. To gain a competitive edge in the global textile market, continual investment in cutting edge technologies is the key to future success. This chapter focuses on processes and products that meet the criteria of unique and high value-added textile material

Paco Rabanne

Daphne Stylianou

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Materials

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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A textile is defined as “any flexible material that is composed of thin films of polymers or of fibers, yarns, or fabrics or products made of films, fibers, yarns, or fabrics.” (Kadolph 2010, 6) The flexible nature of textiles is of great importance to apparel, which needs to move with the human body. Protective clothing systems are often based on textiles and augmented with other types of materials like foams and rigid materials.

Impact Protection

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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Dictionary definitions of impact use the phrases, “a striking together” or “violent contact.” The word collision is often used as a synonym. These definitions refer to only one type of impact—one due to compressive forces. Actually, three actions result from the application of forces on impact: tension, shear, and compression. Each application of force places different stresses on an object. Figure 6.2 shows what happens when force is applied to the opposite ends of a body made of a pliable mater

Polyethylene

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

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Polyethylene is tough, flexible, lightweight (some are featherweight), waterproof, and easy to process.

Polypropylene (PP)

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

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Polypropylene’s characteristics have been perfected over the years since it was originally developed in the 1950s. It has excellent durability, strength, and resiliency while still being lightweight. Polypropylene has good resistance to ultraviolet degradation, stains, and spilling and excellent wicking action— which make this material great for carpets.Freinkel 2011 These features also eliminate the need for water- and stain-repellent finishes.

Future Fibers: Manufactured Fibers

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

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Polylactide (PLA) is mainly made from sugars derived from corn, though any abundantly available sugar, such as wheat, sugar beets, or sugarcane could also be used. PLA is a new class of polymer that is biodegradable under optimum conditions. Ingeo from NatureWorks LLC is a readily available brand name of PLA.NatureWorks n.d.

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