eBooks on Textile Fabrics by Priyank Goyal (for Merchandisers)

Fabric is the basic raw material in garment manufacturing. However, it is very difficult for beginners to find reading materials on fabrics.  Priyank Goyal, alumnus of NIFT, has written and published 4 books (eBook) for merchandisers in the apparel industry. He wrote these books to fill the knowledge gap up on fabrics for the garment industry. If you like to improve your knowledge of fabrics, read the following books.

Kindle edition of these books are available in Amazon store. He also writes a blog on My Textile Notes. In the following I have listed eBooks and added brief about what you get inside these books. You can purchase these books (Kindle edition/eBook) by clicking the following book covers.

1. Who is Mangalgiri ?: Essential Fabric Knowledge for Merchandisers

The book is aimed for readers with who do not have any background in textiles. It takes them through the basic knowledge of textiles and fabrics used in the trade. Apart from other fabrics it covers fabrics for Indian Ethnic Wear. Written in an interactive style, this is very useful for export, buying house, retail and fabric merchandisers. The concepts are equally relevant for students, industry professionals and general textile enthusiasts.

2. Fabric Structure-Simplified

This book takes the reader through the intricacies of understanding fabric structure from a very beginner level. It covers all basic weaves such as plain, twill, satin and their derivatives.

3. Compound Fabric Structure- Simplified: A Step-by-Step Approach

This book introduces the concepts of compound fabric structure in a very gentle way. A complement to the earlier book "Fabric Structure- Simplified", this takes the reader through the fabric structure variations in fabrics such as damasks, tapestries, brocades, terry pile, velvet, plushes, double cloth, and backed fabrics. A must for textile designers, this book is equally useful for textile technologists and textile chemists in understanding the complexity of these weaves in a simplified manner.

4. Why Turquoise Bleeds?: Essential Dyeing Knowledge for the Merchandisers

Chapter-wise contents of this book are -
  • The first chapter “An Introduction to Dyes and Classes of Dyes” clarifies the concepts related to dyeing. It introduces gently the readers to various dye classes such as direct, reactive, vat and others and their distinguishing properties.
  • The second chapter “A Few Details about dye classes” takes the reader through the details of the various dye classes such as the fibers they can be applied on, the method of application and the properties related to of those dye classes. It introduces in details the various terms related to the colourfastness of dyes.
  • The third chapter “Dyeing from Fiber to Garment Stage” takes the reader through the details of dyeing at various stages of textile chain, their advantages and the process of application.
  • The fourth chapter “Coloring by Pigments” introduces the concept of pigments, how they are different from dyes and their various methods of application.
  • The fifth chapter “Some practical notes for the merchandisers” takes the reader through the practical and commercial aspects of dyes, how to identify them in practical settings and other related issues.
  • The sixth chapter “Natural Dyes” introduces the concept of natural dyes, how these are different from the synthetic dyes. Their advantages and limitations and some commonly used natural dyes.
  • The seventh chapter “Dyeing with Indigo” takes the reader into details regarding indigo dyeing, the method and process of application and especially its use by the handloom weavers.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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