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From: E-Rock
Date: 08-19-2005, 11:02 AM (1 of 2)
Hello my name is Eric, and I am new here.(Applause!)
I'd just like to add I dont know squat about fabrics but I am interested in creating Jackets for SKiers and Boarders.(More Applause!)
You know when you have a big Idea you have to go for it.
I am Verey inquisitive and would like to learn alot more.

I was just wondering what type of main fabrics are out there and what qualities each one posses?
and the price ranges.

for eg: Gortex= Sintetic fabric. texture is a mix between plastic and polypro.
Good for water repellent.
Polly pro= Cloth like material, Good for wicking moisture from skin and
keeps you warm.

If you can understand my examples I'd appretiate the help.

and what new future fabrics are comming out that are more durable and light weight.
User: E-Rock
Member since: 08-19-2005
Total posts: 1
From: AndreaSews
Date: 08-19-2005, 07:03 PM (2 of 2)
Welcome. Try this Textiles, Clothing, and Design ( resource for info on various fabrics and what works best with them. It's a wealth of info. Also, do a little catch-up reading in the Outerwear section of the Sew-Whats-New boards. There are a few good outerwear fabric suppliers online, and some of the better fabric stores (not national chains, typically) may have a selection as well. The online ones can usually offer you a swatch service, which is a big help. There's an outerwear product called the Scott-E-Vest ( , which is less about outdoor sporting, and more about techno-geeky living, but I'd recommend giving those guys a ring. They too started off with little info about textiles and The Biz, and did some learning and really made something of their ideas. Best wishes.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
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