Month: March 2018

TEXTILE DYES: DYEING PROCESS… (Textiles – Textile Dyes: Dyeing Process)

Dyeing process in a Rangrez Workshop, Nakhoda Masjid, Chitpur / Photo Credit: Rangan Datta TEXTILE DYES: DYEING PROCESS… (Textiles – Textile Dyes: Dyeing Process) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za  or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Textile Dyes: Dyeing Process A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being […]

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OLDEST TEXTILE DYED INDIGO… (Textiles – Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo)

6200 year old indigo blue fabric / Photo Credit: Lauren Urana – George Washington University OLDEST TEXTILE DYED INDIGO… (Textiles – Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo A George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making […]

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RECYCLED POLYESTER FABRIC FOR SPORTS WEAR… (Textiles – Recycled Polyester fabric for Sports Wear)

Eco Friendly Blends for Active Wear / Photo Credit: Laguna Enviro Fabrics RECYCLED POLYESTER FABRIC FOR SPORTS WEAR… (Textiles – Recycled Polyester fabric for Sports Wear) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Recycled Polyester fabric for Sports Wear With the surge of interest in Eco-friendly and ethical fashion options over […]

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CLOTHING MATERIALS… (Textiles – Clothing materials / Clothing Terminology)

Sustainable Clothing Materials / Photo Credit: Factory Finder CLOTHING MATERIALS… (Textiles – Clothing materials / Clothing Terminology) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Paper Clothing – An Active Part of Contemporary Textile Clothing materials / Clothing Terminology Historically, clothing is, and has been, made from many materials. These materials range […]

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PAPER CLOTHING – WASHI… (Textiles – Paper Clothing – An Active Part of Contemporary Textile)

Lei-li Suminagashi Dress / Photo Credit: The Japanese Paper Place PAPER CLOTHING – WASHI… (Textiles – Paper Clothing – An Active Part of Contemporary Textile) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Paper Clothing – An Active Part of Contemporary Textile Washi Washi (和紙) is traditional Japanese paper. The word “washi” […]

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TEXTILE DESIGN: CONTEMPORARY VS. MODERN… (Textiles – Contemporary vs. Modern Textile Design)

Textile Design BA Hons / Photo Credit: Birmingham City University TEXTILE DESIGN: CONTEMPORARY VS. MODERN… (Textiles – Contemporary vs. Modern Textile Design) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Textile Design: Contemporary vs. Modern The difference between modern and contemporary design. You might think these two styles are synonymous, both describing […]

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FULL GRAIN VS. CORRECTED GRAIN LEATHER… (Textile – The difference between full grains vs. corrected grain leather)

Full Grain Leather vs Corrected Grain Leather / Photo Credit: Asiaction Furniture FULL GRAIN VS. CORRECTED GRAIN LEATHER… (Textile – The difference between full grains vs. corrected grain leather) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Full Grain vs. Corrected Grain Leather History FULL GRAIN VS. CORRECTED GRAIN LEATHER Although most […]

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PIGMENTED LEATHER… (Textile – What is Pigmented Leather)

Pigmented Leather / Photo Credit: URAD PIGMENTED LEATHER… (Textile – What is Pigmented Leather) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Pigmented Leather History Pigmented Leather is the most durable and is used in the majority of furniture upholstery and almost all car upholstery. The durability is provided by a polymer […]

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SEMI-ANILINE VS. ANILINE LEATHERS… (Textile – The difference between semi-aniline vs aniline leathers)

Semi Aniline – Unfinished Aniline – Finished Leather / Photo Credit: TOGWT1980 SEMI-ANILINE VS. ANILINE LEATHERS… (Textile – The difference between semi-aniline vs aniline leathers) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Semi-Aniline vs. Aniline Leathers History SEMI-ANILINE VS. ANILINE LEATHERS The most commonly asked question by the consumer regarding leather […]

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SPLIT LEATHER… (Textile – What is Split leather)

Embossed Split Leather / Photo Credit: Leather Dictionary SPLIT LEATHER… (Textile – What is Split leather) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Split leather History Split leather is created from the corium left once the top-grain has been separated from the hide, known as the drop split. In thicker hides, […]

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