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We see how today's technology has produced fabric types and manufacturing processes that have again revolutionised the industry. The differences between natural and synthetic fibres are looked at.
Duration: 24mins. Year: 2003.
Textiles need to be rigorously tested before they hit retailers' shelves. This program looks at different tests carried out on fabrics including testing for flammability, abrasion and pilling, tear and tensile strength, burst and drape testing.
Duration: 34mins. Year: 2005.
The second program in the Talking Textiles series outlines yarn production and the properties of different woven and knitted fabrics.
Duration: 20mins. Year: 2009.
Victoria and Albert Museum - The future of fashion series
The below video is on using genetically modified (or recombinant) yeast, sugar, water and salt. Bolt Threads have developed a closed-loop process to bio-engineer a new protein fibre mimicking the structure of spider silk.
This video is about Diana Scherer who trains the roots of plants to grow in intricate structures, creating a 3D textile.
"Nanotechnology capsules" is a project that seeks to bring and disseminate scientific activity of Nanotechnology to society and pursues the quest for achieving social impact scientists involving different actors, from researchers to a general public, to students high school, college, professional and technical teachers.
Bendigo TAFE acknowledges their campuses are located on the ancestral lands of the Djaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Yorta Yorta People. The institute respects traditional custodians, Elders and their cultural heritage.
Kangan Institute acknowledges their campuses are located on the ancestral lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. The institute respects traditional custodians, Elders and their cultural heritage.
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