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Fashion and Luxury

Fashion often comes to mind first when we talk about the textile sector. And while French industries stand out in the field of haute couture, ready-to-wear and lingerie, they also occupy a prominent place in the field of professional clothing, fabric and lace manufacturing.



Each sport has its own clothing and textile equipment: shorts, shoes, boat sails, tennis rackets…

ENSAIT has joined the Sciences2024 programme for which 13 engineering schools are mobilising to improve French performance at the forthcoming Paris Olympic Games.



Textiles are used in car interiors (carpets, seats, etc.). L’ENSAIT recently exhibited a train cab made of flax fibre. These same materials make up the supporting platforms of the wagons.

A boat is almost entirely made of textiles: the mast, flags, sails, ropes, rigging, life jackets, fishing nets, hull…



High-performance textiles lighten structures while reinforcing product properties (resistance to corrosion, pressure, temperature variations, etc.). The nose of the Ariane rocket, the support parts of our aircraft, the engines, the reactors… all are made of textile fibers. Textiles are also used in the clothing of pilots and astronauts.



Textiles are widely used in the biomedical field. They play a filtering role (respiratory masks), protective (dressings), organ strengthening (for hernias, prolapses), replace failing organs (arteries, tendons) and are present in a large number of medical devices (light therapy).



Your car integrates more than 40kg of textiles: seats, carpets, carpets, trunks, interior, safety belts, airbags, hoses, tires, air filters, insulation, brake pads … For each of these elements our textile engineers will implement the supply chain, the production chain, the quality processes and will also focus on proposing new products from R&D.



Geotextiles are many and varied: drainage, road foundations, pavements, railways, asphalt reinforcement, backfill materials, puncture protection of geo-membranes, root penetration protection barrier, surface erosion control, protection during explosive demolition. Geotextile is also used in landscaping.



Some trades (military, police, firefighters) use textiles that protect them: ballistic protection, armoured vehicle equipment, knife protection, fire protection, etc. Textiles accompany on the NRBC risks (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological, Chemical). Some protect from waves and others warn of a polluted environment.



Textiles in the home are very varied. They include insulation products, textile architecture (reception tent and marquee). Sun protection (interior and exterior blinds, shading sails) are made of textiles.

At the same time, table linen, bed linen, bathroom linen, plaids, cushions, carpets, curtains and blinds are textile.


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