Teaching Textiles

Teaching Textiles Seminar and Conference December 2005

Seminar and Conference

December 2-3 2005, at the Textile Institute of Pakistan

Selected topics:

  • New Directions: How Technology is Changing the Industry
  • Climbing the Textile Chemistry Value Chain
  • Tradition and Modernity in Fabric Design
  • Marketing Challenges and Opportunities under WTO rules
  • Value Added Manufacturing: Problems and Prospects
  • Apparel Manufacturing: The Cutting Edge of Change
  • Spinning: Getting the Basics Right
  • A Matter of Style: Designing for a fashion concious market

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Update: Read the Daily Times article on the Teaching Textiles conference.

One Reply to “Teaching Textiles?”

  1. For me, and countless other Freshmen, the starting has not yet been that constructive or informative. I am talking about the ‘Textile – 175’ course. All we have done, so far, is study theory from the book and maybe watch a few short videos and annimations. I really like our instructor, and respect him, so no offence meant, but I really wish he would bother to show us samples/demonstrations of what all he teaches us about. It is not possible for the students to run to the market to see what chenille looks like, one day, and run again to check out tweed fabric, the next day.

    Most of the freshmen have not even practically witnessed the spinning or weaving process, yet we have studied about the theory in extensive detail. The labs adjacent to the spinnig area are ill-stocked (like our library/computer lab, u name it) and don’t even have samples of fibres to show to the undergrad students, except for a few commonly available fibers like that of polyester, spandex and rayon. I understand that our instructor has his limitations being a part of the visiting faculty, which is almost all the faculty, but then, it’s not really our fault if the institute has problems paying the teachers enough to make them stay. All we know is that we are not getting our semester fees worth.

    I don’t see the point of visiting just one factory to witness some of the processes, at the very end of the semester, when the excitement and motivation to learn more about the amazing world of textiles almost completely drains out. Seems like the teachers wait for that point of time to arrive before making a next move.

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