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22 Oct 2013, 10:00


22 Oct 2013, 16:00


London, United Kingdom

For thousands of years natural fibres have been used for decoration and embellishment.  Technology exploded in 1895 with the commercial production of viscose, 1896 for the invention of the first synthetic dye - Mauvene or Perkins Mauve (an accident but a happy one) and in the 20th century the rise in an ever more fashion conscious youth has driven the need to accessorise.


This seminar will address your interest in the construction of fabrics and understanding the design, care, preservation and merchandising of these articles in relationship to their properties. Instruction will provide an understanding of structure, characteristics and proper handling of a wide range of materials, enabling you to effectively utilize them in the accessories industry.  The interpretation of test reports for textile testing will also be covered.


Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own samples for open discussion.


This seminar is especially suited to designers, buyers and textile technologists.



  • Welcome and Refreshment
  • Discussion about textile fibres
  • Discussion about cloth structures
  • Discussion about leather and hides
  • Why test and which properties
  • Looking at a Test Report
  • Fibre and Fabric Properties & Fitness for Purpose
  • Questions & Workshop

Date:                             22 October 2013

Time:                            10.00am – 4:00pm

Location:                       SGS Ealing



Registration for this seminar is £120.00 plus VAT per delegate.


To Book or for Further Information

Complete the booking form provided or contact SGS as follows:

Sehin Fekadu

Saunders House, 52-53 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 3TA

Tel: 0203 008 7868, Fax: 0203 008 7870, e-mail

All SGS seminars are subject to SGS United Kingdom Ltd General Conditions of Service