home economics, fabrics, clothing, cotton, silk, wool, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
In selecting materials the purchaser should know not only what quality or grade of material may be demanded for a certain price, but be able to determine as well whether that quality has been actually secured in payment of the price. In order to select materials wisely both knowledge and experience are required. You much be able to distinguish the different fibers; you must know the standard materials and weaves, and their suitability for different purposes; you must be able to judge the durability and quality of fabrics in relation to price and you must know how to detect substitutes and adulterations. A familiarity with standard materials is essential to intelligent buying. Standards are fabrics which have been known for years and their qualities have been tested and proven. Other qualities and materials can be judged from these standards.
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Linfield, A., "Study of Materials" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 62.