Description

One of the greatest challenges for the apparel industry is to produce garments that fit customers properly. Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design addresses the need for improved characterization of our populations in order to tailor garments according to size, weight, and shape of consumers. This book reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design.

Part one considers a range of anthropometric methods. The text discusses the range of sizing systems, including data mining techniques, useful for bridging the gap between ergonomists and designers. Chapters examine three-dimensional anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions. Part two then explains how to analyze anthropometric data to develop appropriate sizing systems. Here, the book discusses classification and clustering of human body shapes, the importance of national surveys, and using the data obtained to ensure inclusive design strategies. The book covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization. It considers the advantages of 3D body scanning and computer-aided design, and the use of body motion analysis to address ease allowance requirements of apparel.

With its distinguished editors and international contributors, this work is an essential reference, particularly due to the specific combination of aspects of anthropometry and the sizing of clothing, for researchers, garment designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry.

Key Features

  • Reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design
  • Examines 3D anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions
  • Covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization

Readership

Researchers, designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Preface

Part I: Anthropometric methods

1. Apparel sizing: existing sizing systems and the development of new sizing systems

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Existing sizing systems: strengths and weaknesses

1.3 Sizing system development: Stage 1 – Anthropometric analysis

1.4 Sizing system development: Stage 2 – Sizing analysis

1.5 Sizing system development: Stage 3 – Developing and validating a sizing system

1.6 Future trends

1.7 Sources of further information and advice

1.8 References

2. Anthropometry and the design and production of apparel: an overview

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Ergonomics and design of clothing

2.3 Anthropometry

2.4 Selection of anthropometric data for clothing design

2.5 Errors and variability in anthropometric data

2.6 Selection of anthropometric design approach

2.7 Anthropometry and clothing production

2.8 Testing the fit of clothing

2.9 Conclusions

2.10 Future trends

2.11 Sources of further information and advice

2.12 References

3. Anthropometric methods for apparel design: body measurement devices and techniques

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Traditional anthropometric methods

3.3 Three-dimensional anthropometry

3.4 International standards related to anthropometric methods

3.5 Landmarking

3.6 Future trends

3.7 Sources of further information and advice

3.8 References

4. Body shape analysis and identification of key dimensions for apparel sizing systems

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key dimensions and control dimensions

4.3 Sizing systems and identification of key dimensions

4.4 Body dimensions profile

4.5 C

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857096890
Print ISBN:
9780857096814
Print ISBN:
9780081013564

About the editors

Deepti Gupta

Dr Deepti Gupta is Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, India.

Norsaadah Zakaria

Dr Norsaadah Zakaria is a lecturer in the Department of Textile Technology at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia.

Reviews

"...a state-of-the-art treatise on the subject of anthropometry and its applications to the design and sizing of clothing for the designers and manufacturers of clothing and related products."--Asian Textile Journal, January 2015