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Expanding Horizons of Textiles - A Versatile Product

Written by: Madhu Sharan

Textile has been invented, researched, modified for apparels initially. Its versatility has extended the application to many other areas. This paper gives an over view of the non apparel use of the textiles.


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Mankind knows textiles by generations. The history of textiles can be traced back to the age when human beings tried to cover their body for safety and protection- even well before the production of fabrics and other products started on machines. On a broad outlook it appears that textiles have no application other than apparel purposes. The time of thinking fibres as a source of producing clothing and home textile products is still vibrant in the market, however, the wave of innovation is inundating higher. Land, water and air all are witnessing the fascinating services of textiles. Today, it is one of the gigantic disciplines of product development for non-apparel applications. In terms of the material performance, textiles can be seen working at the interdisciplinary level by offering the several technical advantages that may not be accumulated in a single material traditionally known. But as a matter of fact, there are also non-apparel uses of textiles such as technical applications.


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Madhu Sharan is a Reader at the Clothing and Textiles Department and the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

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