4 sectors –
Textile – fabrication, fibre production, spins.
Clothing - made to measure, headwear leather goods.
Footwear – mass manufacturing, repair, custom manufacturing. Allied industries – canvas and sail, dry cleaning, laundry, hide skin and leather processing.
Career Opportunities –
Textile – interior designer, machinist, machine repairer, machine operator. Clothing – fashion designer, retail shop, costumer designer, fashion model. Footwear – retail shop, shoe designer, boot maker.
Allied industries - dry cleaner, laundry exterior designs, car/furniture.
Environment Issues and Examples –
* Inhalation of hazardous materials, exposure to cotton dust is known to cause lung disease and cancer. * Creates air pollution, aerial spraying of insecticides, causes health problems such as asthma and headaches. * Storage of chemical and solid wastes leaks into the environment and contaminate surrounding water and soil.
How has technology improved ATCFAI?
* Computer aided design has helped made it faster, the finished design can be seen instantly, changes can be done quickly, accurate, less labour.
Quality of Textiles:
Quality Assurance – ensures the item will be suitable for its end use. Quality Control – standard of excellence, each process or service has ben evaluated to ensure it meets predetermined specifications before it passes onto the next stage. Functional – how it is built.
Aesthetic – how it looks.
Value of Textiles:
Heirloom - handed down from one generation to the next , have sentimental value. Handcrafted – not mass produced, e.g. embroidered, patchwork, beading and smoking. Unique – one of a kind.
Designer - designer label items are so highly valued that the label is often displayed on the outside of the textile item so that it may be easily recognised.
Elements of Design –
* Line and direction
* Shape and size
* Colour and value
7 basic silhouettes –