* Understanding Quality Assurance - Introduction to Quality Assurance - Linking Products, Quality and Customers - Understanding Standards and Specifications - Introduction to Testing * Materials Testing - Specifying and Evaluating Materials - Durability Testing - Evaluating Material Contributions to Comfort, Safety and Health - Evaluating Care, Appearance Retention, Colourfastness and Weather Resistance - Specifying and Evaluating Colour Requirements * Product Specifications and Analysis - Developing Standards and Specifications for Products - Inspecting products - Evaluating Products - Sampling a Lot and Developing Acceptance Levels * Integration and Data Analysis - Total Quality Management - Analytical Tools **Instructor's Guide available on request
Sara Kadolph is a professor in the Textiles and Clothing department at Iowa State University where she teaches textile science, textile conservation and textile quality assurance. Some of the organizations to which she belongs are the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, American Chemical Society and the Costume Society of America. Her studies have been published in the Journal of Consumer Education, Journal of the Korean Society for Clothing Industry and the Journal of Shopping Center Research, among others. Topics of her current research include natural dyes, textile quality assurance, and chemical finishes and their impact on conservation. She was awarded the 2003 United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.