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Pen on top of fabric and research paper

Textile Design for Protective Clothing

Student teams research current fabrics and technologies used for protective clothing. Inspired by their findings, teams imagine a future fabric. They make a classroom presentation explaining the fabric’s unique qualities and how it will be used for a specific profession. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

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Suggested Classes: Clothing, Fashion Design

State and National Standards: Arizona, California, Washington, National

Suggested Materials:

  • Access to Internet research
  • Availability of library research with librarian assistance
  • Information on special fabrics manufactured by such firms as Gore-Tex®, Windstopper®, Rockywoods, and information about any other types of protective clothing fabrications