Provides an in-depth look at the history of clothing, the fashion industry, cultures and customs, textile fibers and finishes. Basic clothing care, repair and sewing construction are also explored.
Up-to-date images bring current fashion trends to life and focus on new fibers and fabrics.
Examine the Issue features appear on each chapter opener page and provide interesting issues, relevant to chapter content that promotes thought and discussion.
Careers features include descriptions of clothing and fashion careers, education and training required, and possible career paths for each field.
Technology Trends features present technology related to clothing and fashion and its impact on the industry.
How To features describe how to accomplish specific tasks discussed in the chapter.
Creative Solutions in each Chapter Review challenge students to evaluate real-life situations and present "creative solutions" to solve the problems.