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Flammability testing and issues specific to children’s products

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The law as a means to prevent flammable wearing apparel dates back to 1953 when the Flammable Fabrics ActFlammable Fabrics Act (FFA) was enacted. This law, together with its rules and regulations, provides the framework within which this prevention effort continues today and is commonly referred to as the Flammability Standard, theFlammability Standard.See, Standard for the Flammability of Textiles (16 CFR Part 1610). Its purpose is twofold. The first is to prevent individuals from wearing clothi

Fabrics Defined by Finishes

Deborah E. Young

Source: Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics, 4th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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All fabrics get a general finish; in fact, most fabrics have undergone at least a dozen general finishes by the time they reach the hands of the consumer. General finishes include washing, ironing, singeing, or bleaching the fabric.

Textiles for Interiors

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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Some textile materials are used in interior environments such as homes, offices, hospitals, hotels, schools, airplanes, and automobile interiors. These textiles are generally referred to as interior textiles but may also be called home textiles.

Textile Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements

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 production of fiber through the manufacturing of consumer end products in the textile industry is complex, with the content of the material often determining end use. Because of this complexity and the need to provide standardized information to end users, governments have adopted rules and regulations which require manufacturers to provide certain standardized information about their product. This chapter will address the major laws affecting textiles manufactured or sold in the United State

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.

Thermal Protection

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

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

Book chapter

The human body adjusts to temperature changes by producing or releasing heat in specific ways. Heat can also be transferred from the environment to the body by various means. To see how body processes of heat production and dissipation are called into play, it is important to understand the basic ways in which heat can be transferred from one object to another.

Impact Protection

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

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

Book chapter

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

Living and Working in Hazardous Environments

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

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

Book chapter

Four significant types of environmental threats from which individuals in a variety of work and life situations need to be protected are chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards, generally referred to as CBRN. While these hazards can occur in any of the three states of matter (solid, liquid, or gas), some of the most hazardous to humans often occur in a combination of those states as aerosols. Aerosols are tiny particles of solids or liquids suspended in a gas. They include dusts,

Safety Regulations and Guidelines for Wearing Apparel

Janace E. Bubonia

Source: Apparel Quality. A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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Toxicity is a safety hazard resulting from wearing some apparel products. Materials containing certain types of dyes, finishes, containments, or metals that come in contact with the wearer’s skin can cause mild to severe allergic reactions or dermatitis for those individuals with skin sensitivity and worse some substances have been found to be carcinogenic. Chemical substances are identified by CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) numbers, which are registration designations assigned to individual che

Functional Dress

Susan M. Watkins

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Functional dress may either serve as a protective barrier between some hazard and its wearer or function as an enhancement, adding capabilities to the body. The word dress generally connotes items made of flexible textile materials, but functional dress may incorporate major areas of hard goods or be made entirely of rigid materials. A functional garment, whether it is flexible or rigid, can be conceptually differentiated from other products or environmental structures such as vehicles or buildin

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