Basic Textiles Seminar

About the Program

The Basic Textiles Seminar at Philadelphia University provides an introduction to textile products from raw material through finished fabrics. Problems in the manufacture of apparel and other consumer products will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to the basic language, process flow and performance   characteristics of textile materials. In addition to classroom instruction, participants will have the opportunity to tour the laboratories and make use of the University’s equipment.

Who Should Attend

Basic Textiles is recommended for management personnel and trainees employed in textile- and apparel-related fields, who wish to broaden their understanding of the entire industry. It is particularly useful to those who have entered the industry with little or no background in textiles.

Program Content

  • Structure of the textile industry
  • Man-made fiber extrusion
  • Fiber classification, properties and performance characteristics
  • Yarn structures and their characteristics
  • Yarn manufacturing terminology and process flow
  • Woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics and their properties
  • Textile marketing
  • Textile dyeing, printing and finishing
  • Color science
  • Fabric specifications and performance standards
  • Softwear manufacturing terminology and problems; other cut and sew products


May 19-23, 2014

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Program Fee:  $1295 (includes coffee breaks and seminar materials) There is a discounted price of $1195 for additional registrants from the same company.


Philadelphia University 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144


Maryellen Woltman Director of Professional Education Philadelphia University School of Continuing and Professional Studies 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 Telephone: 215.951.2706 Fax: 215.951.5300 E-mail:


For more info or to schedule a visit, call 215-951-2700 or email


To register for this course, please
contact: The Office of Continuing &
Professional Studies. Registration can
be taken via phone at 215.951.2900
or fax at 215.951.5300. Payment in
full with a credit card is due at time of
registration. Once registered, students
will receive a receipt of payment
and additional course materials
approximately two weeks prior to the
start date. Refunds will not be granted
unless requested at least five business
days prior to the course start date.