Free Download Latest Books on Technical Textile, Fiber, Spinning, Fabric, Weaving, Knitting, Garments, Fashion, Design, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing

Textile is the ancient branch of engineering. Now textile engineering study is becoming more demand-able then before. Because textiles have not only used for wearing but also hugely used in different sectors like as technical textile. Many research works are being done on textile. But doing research anything it needs huge information. Books have not alternative of information. But price of every book is out of range such like us third world country’s people. For fulfillment the demand of information I will give a list of textile books. All books I have collected from my friends and fans who are studying in different famous universities around the world. I think these books will be helpful for students, researchers, businessmen, entrepreneurs as well as all people who are interested to know about textile. 

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Books on Technical Textile/Updated Textile

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. Textiles for Protection
  2. Advanced Textiles for Wound Care
  3. Advances in Fire Retardant Materials
  4. Advances in military textiles and personal equipment
  5. Advances in Textile Biotechnology
  6. Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles
  7. Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
  8. Biologically Inspired Textiles
  9. Biomechanical Engineering of Textiles & Clothing
  10. Clothing Biosensory Engineering
  11. Coated & Laminated Textiles
  12. Ecotextiles The Way Forward for Sustainable Development in Textiles
  13. Engineering Textiles - Intergrating The Design and Manufacture of Textile Products
  14. Fibrous and Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Applications
  15. Friction in Textile Materials
  16. Functional Textiles for Improved Performance
  17. Hand book of medical textile
  18. Handbook of Geosynthetics
  19. Handbook of nonwovens
  20. Handbook of Sustainable Textile Production
  21. Handbook of Technical Textile
  22. Intelligent Textiles & Clothing
  23. Intelligent Textiles and Clothing for Ballistic and NBC Protection
  24. Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection & Safety
  25. Interior Textiles - Design and Developments
  26. Military Textiles
  27. Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour
  28. Nanofibers and Nanotechnology in Textiles
  29. Performance of Home Textiles
  30. Plasma technologies for textiles
  31. Recycling in Textiles
  32. Recycling textile and plastic waste
  33. Shape Memory Polymer & Textiles
  34. Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology
  35. Smart Fibres, Fabrics & Clothing
  36. Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates
  37. Smart Textiles for Medicine & Healthcare - Materials, Systems & Applications
  38. Soft Computing in Textile Engineering
  39. Surface modification of textiles
  40. Sustainable Textiles - Life Cycle and Environmental Impact
  41. Textile Advances in The Automotive Industry
  42. Textile Processing with Enzymes
  43. Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel
  44. Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control
  45. Textiles in Automotive Engineering
  46. Textiles in Sport
  47. Textiles, polymers and composites for buildings
  48. Training and development of technical staff in the textile industry
  49. Wearable Electronics & Photonics
  50. Weaving of 3D fabrics A critical appreciation of the developments
  51. Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres
  52. Textile Reference Book of Nonwovens
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Coating Substrates and Textiles
  2. Geotextiles in transportation applications
  3. Biofunctional Textiles and the Skin
  4. Coated Textiles Principles and Applications
  5. Introduction to nanotechnology
  6. Advances in Construction Materials
  7. Coated Textile
  8. Engineering Use of GeoTextile
  9. Nanocomposite Science and Technology
  10. Health aspects of flame retardants in textile
  11. Technical Textile Class Notes
  12. Textile Composites and inflatable structures
  13. Adaptive and functional polymers, textiles and their applications
  14. Multifunctional Barriers for Flexible Structure
  15. Survey of technical textile

Books on Dyeing/Printing/Finishing

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing, Volume 1
  2. Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing, Volume 2
  3. Basic Principles of Textile Coloration
  4. Fundamentals and Practices in Colouration of Textiles
  5. Total Colour Management in Textiles
  6. Recent Advances in Environmentally Compatible Polymers
  7. Environmental aspects of textile dyeing
  8. Colour Measurement - Principles, Advances and Industrial Applications
  9. Environmental Aspects of Textile Dyeing
  10. Environmental Impact of Textiles
  11. Handbook of Worsted Wool and Blended Suiting Process
  12. Chemical Finishing of Textiles
  13. Digital Printing of Textiles
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Chemical Technology in the Pre-Treatment Processes of Textiles,
  2. Functional Dyes
  3. Batchwise dyeing of cellolosic fabrics
  4. Blends dyeing
  5. Cellulosic dyeing
  6. Chemistry & Technology of fabric preparation & finishing
  7. Color in dye house effluent
  8. Colorants & auxiliaries volume (1)
  9. Colorants & auxiliaries volume (2)
  10. Color for textiles
  11. Dyeing and Chemical Technology of Textile Fibers
  12. Dyes & Pigments
  13. Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment
  14. Industrial Dyes
  15. Practical Dyeing Volume 1
  16. Practical Dyeing Volume 3
  17. Singeing fundamentals
  18. Textiles Dyeing and Printing-I
  19. Textile Dyeing and Printing-II
  20. The Chemistry of Dyeing
  21. Water recycling
  22. Wool dyeing
  23. Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment
  24. Colour-Chemistry
  25. Encyclopedia Of Textile Finishing
  26. Reference book of Finishing
  27. Textile Finishing Chemicals
  28. Textile finishing
  29. Textile printing

Books on Fiber

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. High-performance fibres
  2. New Millennium Fibres
  3. Smart Fibres, Fabrics & Clothing
  4. Identification of Textile Fibers
  5. Physical Properties of Textile Fibres (4th Edition)
  6. Cotton Science and technology
  7. Physical properties of textile fibres
  8. Advanced Fiber Spinning Technology
  9. Advances In Polymer Science 178 - Polymeric & Inorganic Fibers
  10. Advances in Wool technology
  11. Atlas of Fibre Fracture and Damage to Textiles
  12. Bast and other plant fibres
  13. Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
  14. Fatigue Failure of Textile Fibres
  15. Handbook of Fibre Rope Technology
  16. Handbook of natural fibres volume1
  17. Handbook of natural fibres volume2
  18. Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres
  19. Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure, Volume 1
  20. Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure, Volume 2
  21. Handbook of Worsted Wool and Blended Suiting Process
  22. Multifunctional Barriers for Flexible Structure
  23. Polyesters & Polyamides
  24. Regenerated Cellulose Fibers
  25. Silk, mohair, cashmere and other luxury fibres
  26. Synthetic Fibres - Nylon, Polyester,
  27. Wool - Science & Technology
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Dyeing and Chemical Technology of Textile Fibres
  2. Fiber Dictionary
  3. Handbook of fiber chemistry
  4. Reference book for man made fibers

Books on Spinning

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. Advances in yarn spinning technology
  2. Handbook of Yarn Production
  3. A Practical Guide to Quality Management in Spinning
  4. Advanced Fiber Spinning Technology
  5. Yarn Texturing Technology
  6. False twist textured yarns - Principles, processes and applications
  7. Fancy yarns
  8. High speed spinning of polyester and its blends with viscose
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Cotton Spinning Calculation and Yarn Cost
  2. Fundamentals-of-spun-yarn-technology
  3. Reference book for spinning
  4. Textile calculation
  5. Yarn count & Calculation

Books on Fabric/Design/Weaving/Knitting

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. Design & Manufacture of Textile Composites
  2. Advances in Carpet Manufacture
  3. Smart Fibres, Fabrics & Clothing
  4. Effect of Mechanical & Physical Properties on Fabric Hand
  5. Fundamentals of designing for textiles and other end uses
  6. Sizing in Clothing
  7. Structure & Mechanics of Woven Fabrics
  8. Woven Textile Structure - Theory and Applications
  9. Knitting Technology
  10. Advances in Knitting Technology
  11. Fundamentals and advances in knitting technology
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Nonwoven-Fabrics
  2. Handbook of Weaving
  3. Mastering Weave Structures
  4. Reference books of weaving
  5. Textile Sizing
  6. A Handbook of Weaves
  7. Fabric Structure Design
  8. Handbook of textile design
  9. Basics Fashion Design - Sourcing Ideas
  10. Basics Fashion Design - Textiles and Fashion
  11. Textile - Reference Book for Knitting

Books on Garments/Merchandising/Fashion

Woodhead Publishing Series Books:
  1. Advances in Apparel Production
  2. Industrial engineering in apparel production
  3. Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel
  4. New product development in textiles
  5. Quality Characterization of Apparel
  6. Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments
  7. Humidification and Ventilation Management in Textile Industry
  8. Management of Technology Systems in Garment Industry
  9. Science in Clothing Comfort
  10. Sizing in Clothing
  11. Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology
  12. Smart Fibres, Fabrics & Clothing
  13. Soft Computing in Textile Engineering
  14. Statistics for textile and apparel management
  15. The global textile and clothing industry
Another Publishing Series Books:
  1. Understanding textile for a merchandiser
  2. Career in Textile and Fashion Designing
  3. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
  4. Beginning garment making
  5. Embroidering Identities- A Century of Palestinian Clothing
  6. Fashionable Technology
  7. Sewing machine classroom
  8. The Apparel Industry
  9. Yarn and cloth making

Books on Textile Testing
  1. Fabric Testing
  2. Identification of Textile Fibers
  3. Physical Testing of Textiles
  4. A Practical Guide to Quality Management in Spinning
  5. Chemical Testing of Textiles
  6. Effective Implementation of Quality Management Systems

Books on Textile Chemistry
  1. Shape Memory Polymer & Textiles
  2. Chemical Technology in the Pre-Treatment Processes of Textiles,
  3. Advances in Polymer Science
  4. Chemical_Technology_of_Textile_Fibres
  5. Chemistry & Technology of fabric preparation & finishing
  6. Chemistry of the Textile Industry
  7. Handbook of fiber chemistry
  8. The_Chemistry_of_Dyeing
  9. Textile & Paper Chemistry & Technology
  10. Colour-Chemistry

Other Books
  1. Textile Engineering
  2. Textiles Technology
  3. Advance in Textile Engineering
  4. Basic Textile Technology
  5. C programme
  6. KOTLER - Marketing Management, Millennium Edition
  7. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  8. Textiles Industry
  9. The italian textile machinery industry
Without of these books I have also many old books and huge collection of research papers, reports, presentations, assignments, project works. All things only for textile learners.

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Determination of the Degree of Heat Setting

Determination of the Degree of Heat Setting
Rana Sohel
Executive Engineer
Sunman Textile Mills Ltd. Chittagong
Cell: +8801912-420118

Heat setting:
Heat setting is a thermal process which is applied in textile industry. It is done for shape retention, crease resistance, resilience and elasticity are imparted to the fibres. The effect of the process gives fibers, yarns or fabric dimensional stability and, very often, other desirable attributes like higher volume, wrinkle resistance or temperature resistance. It also brings changes in strength, stretch ability, softness, dye ability and sometimes on the color of the material.
Heat setting of Lycra fabric by stenter
Heat setting of Lycra fabric by stenter
By the following process heat setting is measured:

1. Shrinkage test
Normally a square area is drawn on the heat-set material and measured. The marked cloth is boiled in soft water in the washing wheel for 30 min, centrifuged and air dried. The dimensions of the square are measured without ironing the dried fabric and the shrinkage is determined. A well set fabric should not show more than 1% residual shrinkage.

2. Crease-recovery angle
The determination of crease recovery angle before and after heat-setting of the fabric is done. The extent of crease-recovery of heat-set fabric before and after setting at and above 170-175~ will give idea of the degree of heat-setting.

3. Assessment of handle

Assessment of handle before and after setting gives an idea of the degree of heat-setting. In general, fabric becomes stiff after heat-setting. Stiffness is measured by bending length and compared with that of the unset fabric. The narrower the difference of bending length between the set and unset fabrics, the better the setting.

4. Iodine absorption method

The degree of heat-setting of polyester fabrics can be correlated with their iodine absorption value. Heat-setting under industrial conditions in a taut form reduces the amorphous content of synthetic fibers. So, there will be a decrease in iodine sorption and increase in critical dissolution value.

How to Develop Garment Pattern

Development of Garment Pattern
Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The parts which are equal and same as every parts of a garment made with flat, hard-board paper called patterns. Patterns are made for every different parts of a garment. In other words, patterns are the representative templates of the individual parts of a garment.
Pattern making
Pattern making
For developing patterns of a garment, some prerequisite matters are considered which are:
  • Performances;
  • Technical knowledge;
  • Power of design analysis;
  • Experiences over garments manufacturing technology;
  • Will force.
The pattern drafts are developed by calculation and taking account of the following measurements:
  • Actual body size measurements;
  • Size chart, related to the end use and derived from anthropometric studies. (Anthropometric measurements made of human bodies);
  • Grading increments derived from body measurements and size chart;
  • Easy allowances.
Patterns used in garments industry are developed passing through the following stages:

1. Block pattern/Basic block/Main block
The patterns which are made in accordance with the area of different part of the human body and their flexes and folds without allowance and style, called block patterns. Block patterns are developed by following two ways:

  • Flat method: In this method, different parts of a garment e.g. body and sleeves are by technical drawing. Body measurement and application of method depends on pattern maker. 
  • Modeling method: It is the primary and first method of pattern making and used in the garment industry widely. Blocks are made with standard body measurement of statue called Toile. Toile is worn on statue and consistent to the body of the statue. Then toile is worn out from the body of the statue and individual parts of the toile are drawn on hard paper. This method requires more time but better result can be gained from it.
2. Working pattern
The patterns which are made with net dimension of a particular style called working patterns. In that case no allowances are considered. It may be said as the second stage of pattern development.

3. Production patterns/Garment patterns
The patterns which are made by adding allowances to the patterns those are made by flat or modeling method i.e. block patterns called production/garment patterns.

Allowances for pattern making:

The following allowances are considered during pattern making:

  • Sewing allowances
  • Trimming allowances
  • Centre front line
  • Centre back line
  • Button holes
  • Button attaching position
  • Dart or pleat
  • Garments loose / comfort. 

Sequence of Garments Sampling Stages

Sequence of Garments Sampling Stages
Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


For helping purpose of students and professionals we have published many articles on garments sample. In this article I will discuss on sequence of garments sampling stages.
Garments sampling
Sequence of Garments Sampling

1st Pattern

2nd Pattern

Counter Sample

Salesman Sample

Photo Sample

Approved Sample

Pre-production Sample

Production Sample

Shipping Sample

First Pattern

The first physical version of any garment as per the artwork done by designer and/or developer
  • Purpose : See the design work and test the fitting
  • Status : Nothing specific
  • Material : Available
  • Price : Not confirmed
  • Quantity : 1 (for customer) + 1 (for merchandiser)
  • Delivery : As per urgency
Second Pattern
Usually designer/developer always asks for some changes to the first pattern. Second pattern is made as per comments.

Counter Sample
Where first pattern is made on designers artwork, Counter sample is to make not on designers artwork, has to follow another sample given by the merchandiser.
  • Purpose : See the Workmanship and test the Factory skill
  • Status : Nothing specific
  • Material : Available
  • Price : Not confirmed
  • Quantity : 1 (for customer) + 1 (for self keeping)
  • Delivery : As per request
Salesman Sample
Sample is made when price is confirmed and orders are on speculation; usually in L size in all color combinations of expected order. Buyers held a meeting with its customer and record their response on order quantity per color, size, etc. and finally place order to their vendor.
  • Purpose : Sales Meeting by Retailers market Appraisal
  • Demand/Order forecast
  • Status : Final stage of the order confirmation.
  • Material : Actual
  • Price : Confirmed
  • Quantity : There is minimum quantity per color combination
  • Delivery : Very important to meet the delivery date
Photo Sample
Samples are made with color and material to be worn by the models on the event of shooting for catalog.

Approval Sample
In any discrete period of time, whenever if required and revision in the sample, a new sample is made (sometimes mock-up is workable too) as per new specification. It is sent to buyer for his approval of the conformity that the revision is done correctly.
  • Size Set: Consists of one piece from each size color combination
  • Mock Up: Any part of the garment to make for particular purpose, not complete garment.
Pre-production Sample
When materials for bulk production arrive, then the factory makes a sample with the actual material and sends it to the customer.

Production Sample
It is a reference to the buyer that the bulk is being produced as per specifications. Buyer wants to be assured that correct material is sourced and Line Workmanship conformed to the quality level.

Shipping Sample
A sample is kept from every pre-shipping inspection to be referred, if required after the order has been delivered. Usually for any disputes (e.g. claim) shipping sample is important.