Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction is a comprehensive introduction to the worlds of apparel and fashion with updated information and new and improved illustrations and features. Robust digital offerings also accompany this new edition, including a new companion website with e-flash cards, digital graphic organizers, online chapter reviews, and interactive self-assessment quizzes.
This edition provides multiple new opportunities for the integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Updated STEM features and new STEM-related activities challenge students to apply chapter concepts using these relevant skills.
New and updated content about global trends and technology in the apparel and textile industries gives students the most current information. An updated design with attractive new illustrations invites students to engage more easily with the text.
In addition to multiple critical thinking, reading, writing, math, technology, science, and speaking activities, new career readiness activities prompt students to apply chapter content to the workplace.
1. Understanding Clothing 2. Understanding Fashion 3. Textiles and Apparel Through the Years 4. The Textile and Apparel Industry 5. The Worldwide Apparel Industry 6. A Closer Look at Fashion Design
Unit 2: Apparel Decisions
7. Planning a Wardrobe 8. Apparel Decisions and Choices 9. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities 10. Choices as a Consumer 11. Get Your Money's Worth 12. Selecting Apparel for Family Members 13. Keeping Apparel Looking Its Best 14. Laundry and Dry Cleaning 15. Repair, Redesign, and Recycle
Unit 3: Color and Design
16. Color 17. The Elements and Principles of Design
Unit 4: From Fibers to Fabrics
18. The Natural Fibers 19. The Manufactured Fibers 20. From Yarn to Fabric 21. Fabric Color and Finishes
Unit 5: Sewing Techniques
22. Figure Types and Pattern Sizes 23. Selecting Patterns and Fabrics 24. Sewing Equipment 25. Getting Ready to Sew 26. Basic Sewing Skills 27. Advanced Sewing Skills 28. Serging Skills
Unit 6: Career Preparation
29. Preparing for a Career 30. A Job and a Career 31. Entrepreneurship—Profiting from Your Skills
Louise A. Liddell - Her career in family and consumer sciences includes 15 years of teaching high school in Tennessee. As Assistant Superintendent for a youth development center, she continued her work with teens. Louise's leadership roles in professional organizations include service at local, regional, state, and national levels. As president of the Tennessee Vocational Association, she received a Life Membership award in AVA for outstanding leadership. Louise is also the coauthor of the text Building Life Skills, as well as many magazine and newsletter articles. Louise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from Memphis State University. She is the author of Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction and Preparing for Life and Career.
Carolee S. Samuels - served as Editorial Director for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career Education at Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, where she began as an Assistant Editor. Prior to her work as an editor, Carolee was a family and consumer sciences teacher in Illinois and Indiana for 14 years, teaching textiles and apparel to high school students as well as adults. She is active in numerous professional organizations and has held many offices. Carolee has a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree from the University of Illinois.