# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Fashion Marketing Task 1411502052

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the characteristics of natural and man-made fibers.


Identification should include a general overview of characteristics such as washability, durability, sustainability, flame resistance, absorbency, warmth, and special care requirements, as well as the properties that produce these characteristics.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are examples of natural fibers? What are the characteristics of each?
  • How have man-made fibers changed the fashion industry?
  • What fiber characteristics tend to be associated with certain apparel target markets? Why?
  • What are some emerging natural and man-made fibers?
  • How have environmental concerns affected fiber choices?
  • Why are some fibers more flame resistant than others? Why are some more absorbent than others?
  • Why is shrinkage such an important factor when determining which fabrics to use?
  • How have performance fabrics crossed over to the ready-to-wear market, and for what use?
  • Why are some fibers washable, and why do others need dry cleaning?
  • Why were certain fabrics more popular during different decades?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will analyze how physical and ecological processes shape Earth’s surface by

  1. explaining regional climatic patterns and weather phenomena and their effects on people and places;
  2. describing how humans influence the environment and are influenced by it; and
  3. explaining how technology affects one's ability to modify the environment and adapt to it.


The student will apply social science skills to analyze the impact of globalization by

  1. identifying factors, including comparative advantage, that influence the distribution of economic activities and trade;
  2. describing ways that economic and social interactions change over time; and
  3. mapping, describing, and evaluating economic unions.

Other Related Standards

National MBAResearch Standards-Marketing

Acquire a foundational knowledge of product/service management to understand its nature and scope.


Acquire product knowledge to communicate product benefits and to ensure appropriateness of product for the customer.