The Textile Expert

Deborah Young. The Go-To Textile Expert.

About Deborah

Textile Educator – Author – Textile Consultant - Expert Witness


With more than twenty five years as an instructor of textiles at a number of the world's most respected colleges and institutions for fashion, textiles and art, Deborah Young offers comprehensive experience in  fiber and fabric analysis, design genre and historic period identification, pattern and design classification and end use evaluation. 


Deborah is the author of two successful textile science text books used in many universities in the United States and abroad. As an instructor of Textile Science, Fabric Identification, and Historic Textiles, she offers a wide range of textile consultation services.  


  • Experienced textile expert witness in copyright infringement cases involving textile design. Services include expert reports and consultations. trial graphics, depositions, and trial testimony, 
  • Expertise in recognizing and analyzing the elements and styles of regional, historic and ethnic textile designs.
  • Expertise in identifying art historical movements and period textiles.
  • Lab certified in textile testing equipment including microscopic and chemical fiber analysis, tensile and tearing strength, flammability, Martindale (abrasion) testing and many others. 
  • Lab certified in Color management analysis.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of textile application in apparel with a focus on fabric and fiber identification, testing, performance expectations and analysis, and appropriate fabric selection for a given silhouette.



562-833-0701

Deborah@thetextileexpert.com


Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

See "The Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics" by Deborah Young. Published by Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Fabrics

See "The Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Fabrics" by Deborah Young. Published by Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Contact Deborah

Have question about consultation or a case? Call me or send a brief email with specifics or to request a CV.

Questions are always welcome.

The Textile Expert

Los Angles, CA

(562) 833-0701