What is Textile Engineering?

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  • 0:00 The Textile Industry
  • 1:05 Scope of Textile Engineering
  • 1:30 Jobs of Textile Engineers
  • 1:59 Creations of Textile Engineers
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Instructor: Brianna Whiting

Brianna has a masters of education in educational leadership, a DBA business management, and a BS in animal science.

Every time you grab a shirt out of your closet, you're grabbing a product made in the textile industry. There are many important jobs in this industry, with one being a textile engineer. Come along as we learn about textile engineering.

The Textile Industry

Take a look around your house. What do you see? You probably see many things that are made from fabric, like curtains, furniture, flooring, and even the clothes in your closet. Fabric is such a big part of our lives that there's an entire industry devoted to making it, known as the textile industry.

The textile industry is the industry responsible for taking either a man-made or natural fiber and spinning it into yarn, which is then woven or knitted into a fabric. The textile industry also has many other areas, such as design, research, manufacturing, and distribution of fabric. There are even individuals that work within the textile industry as textile engineers. Engineers are those professionals that create and design new structures, products, or systems, and textile engineers design, create processes and procedures for, and work with or invent equipment that makes fabric, yarn, and fiber. They focus on the sciences that pertain to all of the activities within the textile industry. Let's now learn more about textile engineering.

Scope of Textile Engineering

Textile engineering is an important part of the textile industry. Textile engineering utilizes science to develop all sorts of fabrics and yarns as well as to analyze polymers used to create fiber. Many textile engineers work in the southern part of the United States, but there are textile mills all over the country and all over the world. One of the most popular places for the textile industry is in India, where their economy relies on it.

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