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Textiles


The True Cost

The True Cost

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have...Show More
Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles

Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles

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...Show More
Textiles: Industrial Finishing Processes

Textiles: Industrial Finishing Processes

Industrial finishing is a crucial part of the textiles manufacturing process, giving products their attractive sheen, colour and texture. Using a range of up-to-date examples, this engaging programme explores the reasons for finishing, and when...Show More
Textiles: Environmental Impacts

Textiles: Environmental Impacts

Filmed in Bangladesh and in the UK, this resource assesses the environmental impacts of the textile industry both here and abroad. It looks at how companies in the UK are working to meet government targets to reduce their environmental impact by...Show More
Designing Fashion

Designing Fashion

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,...Show More
Textiles: Eco Design

Textiles: Eco Design

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...Show More
Ethical Textiles

Ethical Textiles

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 a number of Bangladeshi textile factories, it explores the issues of sweatshop...Show More
Influences on Design

Influences on Design

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...Show More
Sew Cool

Sew Cool

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...Show More
Textiles

Textiles

The Practical Use of Materials

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...Show More
Environmental, Social and Economic Issues in Textiles

Environmental, Social and Economic Issues in Textiles

Talking Textiles

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...Show More
Recycled and Sustainable Textiles

Recycled and Sustainable Textiles

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...Show More
Textiles: The Next Generation

Textiles: The Next Generation

New technology and processes are combining with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter, more technical products than ever before. Filmed with some of the world's most innovative textile companies, this programme explores the...Show More
Textiles: Industrial Printing and Dyeing

Textiles: Industrial Printing and Dyeing

This video provides up to date examples and clear explanations of industrial methods of printing and dyeing. It is designed for 14-18 year olds studying textile design and technology.
Introducing Textiles

Introducing Textiles

All About Textiles Series

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.
A Textile World

A Textile World

All About Textiles Series

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...Show More