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. 

Warning: If you want to get any book from the following list then you must have to publish Article or Assignment or Project work in this blog for promoting purpose. Without these please don't send email.

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.

How to get Books?
For students, lecturers, professors who write good article there is a bonus. Please contact the editor.

Contact Details:
Mazharul Islam Kiron
Cell: +88 01724 752452
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Computer Controlled Straight Knife Cutting Machine

Computer Controlled Straight Knife Cutting Machine
Rahat Khan
Dept. of Apparel Manufacturing
Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology
Cell: +8801717781833

In this machine, cutting knife movement is controlled by a computer. Cutting table used for computer controlled straight knife cutting machine is different from normal cutting table. The table top is covered with a bed of nylon bristle. The nylon bristle bed is capable to support the fabric lay and also allows the straight knife to pass through and move around the nylon bristle. Hence cutting of each and every ply of fabric in the lay is confirmed. The nylon bristle bed also allows air suction through the bed to make the lay compressed by vacuum pressure.
Computer Controlled Straight Knife Cutting Machine
Computer Controlled Straight Knife Cutting Machine
On the cutting table there are two rails on two sides, running length direction of the cutting table. A cross beam moves length direction of the cutting table, situated on the rails. The cutting head is situated on the cross beam and moves on the cross beam but the movement is in width direction of the cutting table. The cutting knife is situated inside the cutting head. Due to the combined movement of the cross beam, cutting head, and cutting knife, fabric cutting is done at any line, angle, and point very accurately. The combined movement is controlled by three servo motors.

When fabric cutting command is given through computer, the cutting knife starts lay cutting from a reference point starting in the computer memory of the marker. Notch point is made by the same cutting knife. Drill mark is also produced by a separate drill situated in the cutting head. Speed of cutting depends on lay height. For example, for a compressed lay of 7.5 cm height, cutting speed will be 7.5 meter per minute. As the cutting proceeds, the vacuum pressure may drop into the lay. To avoid the reduced vacuum pressure problem, another polythene sheet roll may be used to cover the cut portion of the lay. Computerized straight knife cutting machine does not require any use of marker. In some cases, marker may be used to identify the cut components.

  1. Very fast fabric cutting;
  2. Very accurate cutting;
  3. Cutting speed could be varied;
  4. Cutting knife could be rotated and moved at any angle;
  5. Suitable for large scale production;
  6. Can be connected with computerized marker making;
  7. Fabric is compressed by vacuum facilitates cutting;
  8. Cutting defect is negligible;
  9. No possibility of blade deflection;
  10. Blade sharpening is attached;
  11. Possibility of accident is lower;
  12. No need of marker;
  13. Lower labor cost;
  14. 6 to 8 times faster cutting.
  1. Initial investment cost is very high;
  2. Maintenance cost is also very high;
  3. Skilled operator is needed.

Raw Material Inspection in Garment Industry

Raw Material Inspection in Garment Industry
Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Raw Material for Garments:
Fabric, sewing threads, buttons, trims, etc are the raw material in garments industry. The quality of a final garment depends on the quality of a fabric when it is received as a roll. Even the most outstanding manufacturing methods cannot compensate for defective materials. So before production of garments quality check of raw material is very important task in garment industry.
Raw material inspection (fabric) in garments industry
Raw material inspection (fabric) in garments industry
Fabric Inspection
There are various systems for fabric inspection. Among them followings are very important:

4-Points system
The 4-Point System, also called the American Apparel Manufacturers (AAMA) point-grading system for determining fabric quality, is widely used by producers of apparel fabrics and is endorsed by the AAMA as well as the ASQC (American Society or Quality Control). Inspection is done about 10% of the products in the shipment.

If you want to know more about 4 - Points system then you should must visit:
4 Points System for Fabric Inspection in Garment Industry

10 Points system
The 10 point method is a point per fault system, which gives a measurable guide to quality grading per roll. In 1955s “Ten Points” piece goods evaluation was adapted by the Textile Distributors and National Federation of Textiles.
If you want to know more about 10 - Points system then you should visit:
10 Points System for Fabric Inspection in Garment Industry

Graniteville “78” system:

The system assigns penalty points to each defect as per following guideline.

For either Length or Width

      Size of defects →→→→→→→→→→→Penalty
  • Up to 9 inches →→→→→→→→→→→1 Point
  • 9 to 18 inches →→→→→→→→→→→2 Points
  • 18 to 27 inches →→→→→→→→→→→3 Points
  • 27 to 36 inches →→→→→→→→→→→4 Points
The maximum penalty points per linear yard that can be assigned are determined by dividing the fabric width in inches by 9.

Maximum penalty points for 48 inches wider fabric = 48/9 = 5.33 or 6.
Maximum penalty points for 60 inches wider fabric = 60/9 = 6.33 or 7.
The maximum penalty point per square yard is 4.

Sewing Thread Inspection
Sewing threads should be checked and tested for the following characteristics:

  • Yarn count
  • Yarn ply
  • Number of twists per unit length (TPI or TPM)
  • Twist balance
  • Yarn strength (tenacity)
  • Yarn elongation
Sew ability
At least three sewing thread packages from a lot should be used for at least 100 yards of sewing under normal conditions and record kept of running performance. A good quality sewing thread should be able to produce consistent stitches in the chosen sewing material at the highest machine speed under normal conditions.

Sewing thread is basically finished by one type of lubricant. As lubricant applied 3 to 5% of the weight of thread, it provides slip easily and smoothly through the needle eye and other i.e. various parts through which it passes.

Color of sewing thread should match with the original or standard sample and should not vary too much within a lot or shipment of sewing thread. Color should not bleed during washing and/or dry cleaning and fade in sunlight.

Package density
Package density of sewing thread should be consistent from package to package within a shipment or lot and from shipment to shipment. It the package density varies too much sewing machine operators will have to adjust the tension frequently resulting in lower productivity.

Winding of sewing thread on packages should be uniform; otherwise, it may result in excessive thread breakages again causing lower efficiency.

Length of sewing thread on each package should be at least the specific amount or within a certain tolerance such as ± 2% and so on.

Zipper Inspection
Zipper should be checked for the followings:
  • Dimension: Tape width, tape extensions, and overall useable length of zipper should be as specified.
  • Top and bottom stoppers should be fastened securely.
  • Zipper tape should be uniform in color.Zipper should not cause wrinkling and puckering after sewn into garments.
  • Puller or pull tab should be affixed firmly to the slider body.
  • Slider should ride freely but must not be so free that it is loose on the chain.
  • Slider should be locked securely.
  • Zipper should be perfect and washing and/or dry cleaning and will not fade.
  • Zipper should not deform under pressing and ironing.
  • Zipper should be well-matched with garments design.
  • Zipper should be azo-free, nickel free, non-magnetic and non toxic painting.
Button Inspection
Button should be checked for the followings:
  • Button holes should be large, clean, and free from flash, so that it will not cut the thread.
  • Button holes should be located properly.
  • Button thickness should be uniform.
  • Button shade should be within tolerance.
  • Button should be able to withstand laundering, dry cleaning, and pressing without any change or deforms.
  • Button size should be as specified.
  • In case of any special requirements button should have all. 
You can also like:
  1. In-Process Inspection in Garment Industry
  2. Final Inspection in Garment Industry

Different Components of a Basic Shirt

Different Components of a Basic Shirt
Noor Ahmed Raaz
Asst. Merchandiser
A.M.C.S Textile Ltd

Basic Shirt
A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body. There are various types of shirt for men and women. Basic shirt is one of them. There’s nothing more classic than a woven collared shirt. This shirt has a formal collar, a full-length opening at the front from the collar to the hem and sleeves with cuffs. In this article, I will discuss on various parts of basic shirt.

Different Components of a Basic Shirt
Components of a Basic Shirt
Components of a Basic Shirt
Machines required for making a shirt
Accessories used for making a shirt
Trimmings used for making a shirt
  • Neck board
  • Back board
  • Collar insert: Usually plastic
  • Hang tang
  • Tag ping
  • Price tick
  • Tissue paper
  • Poly bag
  • Butter flies, etc.
Individual parts of basic shirt:

Parts of collar
Pocket styles
Pocket styles
Pocket styles
Cuff styles and types
Cuff styles and types
Cuff styles
Sleeve styles
Sleeve styles
Sleeve styles
Yoke styles
Yoke styles
Yoke styles
  • In the first case, yoke and body back part are of one piece of cloth.
  • In two pieces and single yoke, a single yoke is attached with the body back part.
  • When two pieces of yoke are attached with the body back part then it is put in the third category, i.e. two pieces and double yoke.
Bottom styles
Bottom styles
Bottom styles