Clothing & Textile Management/ Textile Technologist

Definition

Textile management is a professional industry concerned with the make and management of clothing and apparel

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-textile-management.htm

Career Description

  • Developing manmade fibres and quality assessing natural fibres;
  • Spinning fibres into yarn, and knitting or weaving yarn into fabrics;
  • Producing non-woven materials;
  • Identifying the latest fabric trends, developments and innovations;
  • Overseeing the dyeing, printing and finishing processes;
  • Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability, colourfastness, and water and chemical resistance.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/clothing-textile-technologist

 

Jobs directly related to the qualification

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/textile-design

Websites

http://www.texi.org/

People/Organisation

David Tlale, Gert-Johan Coetzee, John Mercer, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera

Books

The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolf

Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser

Bursary Opportunities

SACTWU Bursary, HCI, VANSA