Introduction to Textiles

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Introduction

This lesson is one of five lessons that will educate the students on a foundation in textiles. In this lesson the students will learn why it is important for a designer and a consumer to have textile knowledge and how they will use this knowledge in a fashion career. They will do a hands on activity to learn what a fiber is and the difference between a staple and filament fiber. Career opportunities in the textile industry will also be covered.

Introduction to Textiles

One class period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Fashion and Interior Design
    • Fashion Design and Merchandising
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The students will be able explain what fiber is and how it is used to create textiles.
  • The students will be able to demonstrate the difference between a staple and filament fiber.
  • The students will be able to explain how a staple or filament fiber change the final textile for both a designer and consumer.

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