June 2003

textilesource.com

textilesource.com

abc Textilesource.com xyz is a comprehensive web site encompassing all areas of textile design and study. There are over 7,800 company listings encompassing the textile, fiber and yarn industries. It is set up in user friendly sections so that anyone can easily find what they are looking for, whether it be textile properties, new magazines, designers or industries, or if you are just curious to see what is happening in the textile world.

abc Textilesource.com xyz has the standard "Hot Links" and recommended reading material to help you gain knowledge, but also has lots of information in their 12 helpful channels. The database allows you to search by products, yard and service, fiber type, keywords or location to find information for projects. The "What’s Hot" section is devoted to recognizing unknown textile designers and companies. This section also encourages submissions from independent artists. A "Trade Publications" channel also hooks you up with the newest periodicals relevant to the textile industry and provides links to their website.

This is a great resource to stay on top of trends because their information is constantly updated. The "Textile Trivia" is a fun channel that asks off-the- wall questions of certain textile properties with surprising answers. Lastly, the "Message Board" lets people in the industry or textile aficionados to exchange information, job leads, and tips. This is a helpful site and is very current with the information it provides. Probably its most outstanding feature is the concise information that is delivered in a straightforward format. abc Textilesource.com xyz is a web site well worth logging on to!

Reviewer: Marytza Rubio, FIDM Library Staff Member, O.C.