Seminars and Workshops

Since 1884, Philadelphia University has sponsored seminars and workshops on numerous topics: from the fundamentals of textiles and apparel to corporate communications.

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



Please call or email Philadelphia University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Phone- 215.951.2900 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.