The Dangers of Fire Resistant Finishes and Eco-friendly Alternatives
Flame retardancy is a vital requirement for many textile applications, mainly in upholstery and interiors. So much so, in fact, that legislation was passed in 1998 that mandated for interiors and upholstery fabrics to be treated with flame retardant finishes. These regulations are in place to prevent the safety of the users, of such textiles, and it is important that they are complied with.
However, that does not mean that harmful chemicals need necessarily be used.
In this lesson you'll learn:
- About the regulations surrounding flame retardancy in home furnishings
- The new, safer technologies being developed for flame retardancy in textiles
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Digital Printing: The Pros and Conswith Christine Teeling
One of the main methods of printing onto fabric for the fashion industry is digital, in which a design is finalised by computer before being applied to the fabric's surface. This lesson teaches the basic concepts of digital printing and its pros and cons, so whether you are a complete beginner, or just in need of a little refresher course, this bitesize lesson is sure to take you through everything you need to know to get going.