New technology and cutting edge processes are combining with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter, more technical products than ever before. Filmed with some of the world's most innovative textile companies, this program explores the properties, characteristics and functions of these new materials and shows how they are being used to revolutionise the world around us. The DVD shows how textiles will play a role in the next generation of planes, cars, new medical procedures and astronauts clothing. Interactive features also enable students to understand more about the science behind these innovative textiles. This DVD contains careers advice and information as well as comprehensive teaching activities and PowerPoint lesson plans linking the video material to both the design technology and the science curriculum.