Our Co-Founder Angela breaks down textiles in the simplest way to provide you with a foundational understanding. 

Textiles are the foundation to fashion design. A fashion designer that doesn't understand textiles is like an architect that doesn't understand the difference between different types of building materials like wood, glass and concrete.

In order to source your materails, you'll need to understand what you are looking for and communicate it to the wholesale fabric vendors and mills that supply fabrics to the industry.


In this lesson, you'll learn...

  • Fiber Content
  • Yarns Types
  • Textile Construction (Knits vs. Wovens)
  • Serviceability
  • Finishes
  • Industry terminology
  • Sourcing tips


FABRIC has a free sourcing library that is available to you during builiding hours.

Our Design & Manufacturing Consultation provides you with additional resources for sourcing, provides you with specific questions you should ask wholesale vendors and provides you with all of the organization documents needed to keep your sources organized.


You will recieve a link to watch this video lesson after making your purchase. The video will be available for you to rewatch as many times as you'd like.

Understanding Textiles Video Lesson


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