by Wendy Blaxland


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Each book in the How Are They Made? series looks at the production of an everyday item, from raw materials to finished item. Each book also explores:

the history of the item

packaging, marketing, advertising, and distribution

small- and large-scale manufacture and the environmental impacts of the manufacturing process.

Special Features

Special text and visual text features include;

simple, easy-to-follow flowcharts showing production stages

a timeline exploring the development of the item over time

a world map showing where the raw materials are sourced, and where the item is produced

"Guess What!" and "Question & Answer" fun fact boxes.

A garnsey is a Scottish fishermen's sweater, knitted tightly of greasy wool to keep out the cold and wind. Each village had its own designs of nets, ropes, and ladders, so sweaters might be used to identify a drowned fisherman's body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761447566
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Series: Cavendish Square How Are They Made? Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

From Raw Materials to Products 4

The History of Sweaters 6

What Are Sweaters Made From? 8

Sweater Design 10

From Wool and Synthetic Fibers to Sweaters 12

Raw Materials for Sweaters 14

Stage 1: Growing Wool and Making Synthetic Fibers 16

Stage 2: Making yarn and Sweater Fabric 18

Stage 3: Constructing and Finishing Sweaters 20

Packaging and Distribution 22

Marketing and Advertising 24

Production of Sweaters 26

Sweaters and the Environment 28

Questions to Think About 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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