March 2002



A fabulous fabric resource...

Looking for presentations on such manufactured fabrics as Gore-Tex™ and CoolMax™? How about tips for caring for your performance apparel? Interested in swimwear production and the latest fabric trends in this market segment? The answers to all these questions can be found on

A very impressive website, includes:

  • A fabric dictionary
  • Characteristics of different fibers, both natural and manufactured
  • Links to various associations, fashion sites and mills
  • Stain removal tips and fabric care guides
  • News about fabric development and trademarks

A particularly useful section of this website is the "Shopping Guide" which contains such valuable information as "What’s in a Label?," "Fabric Seminar," and "Consumer Alerts". Another segment located within this site is "Fabric University" which gives information on the time period a certain fiber originated in as well as what country. If you are looking for a website pertaining to everything textiles, is a most thorough and enlightening resource.

Reviewer: Carol Buckles., FIDM Library Staff Member