Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel

Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel

1st Edition - May 13, 2022

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  • Editor: Norsaadah Zakaria
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241783
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239698

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Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel is a thorough and practical examination of the state-of-the-art in anthropometric apparel manufacturing technology. The scale of the textiles industry, in economic as well as environmental terms, is so significant that new technologies and techniques that deliver improvements are of great global interest. Consumer preferences and government regulations are causing apparel manufacturers to prioritize sustainable practices, and at a time of unprecedented technological evolution and competitive pressure, integrating these measures with other priorities is a key challenge.By combining the expertise of contributors from the worlds of technology change management and technical textiles engineering, this book provides a unique interdisciplinary resource for organizational as well as technical implementation. Newly developed Industry 4.0 technologies are addressed, along with the latest data collection and analysis methods.

Key Features

  • Provides practical technical instructions for the implementation of new technologies for 3D body scanning, and anthropometric design and sizing
  • Explains the latest technical methods for the collection of anthropometric data and examines related ethical issues
  • Shows how to integrate anthropometric design methodologies into a full smart manufacturing system


Researchers in academia and industry with an interest in anthropometry and the digital manufacturing of textile apparel

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • About the editor
  • Preface
  • Part 1: Sustainable Apparel Manufacturing IR 4.0
  • 1. Sustainable apparel technical and vocational education and training (TVET): integrating technology for skills training
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Transforming towards the new sustainable apparel industry
  • 1.2 Sustainable apparel education
  • 1.3 Changes in sustainable apparel technical and vocational education and training education
  • 1.4 Industry changes towards ensuring the right skill set for workers
  • 1.5 Design, technology, and fit in relation to skills
  • 1.6 Conclusion and future direction for technical and vocational education and training apparel apprenticeship
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 2. The role of 3D measurement technology and anthropometric data for improved garment fit and sustainable manufacturing
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Background
  • 2.3 Geometrically defining body-shape
  • 2.4 Geometrically defined ease
  • 2.5 Garment fit as a driver for sustainability
  • 2.6 Conclusion and future trends
  • Acknowledgement
  • Sources for further information
  • References
  • 3. Social manufacturing in the fashion industry to generate sustainable fashion value creation
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Paradigm shifts in the evolution of fashion business
  • 3.3 Some directions for developing and implementing a social manufacturing ecosystem
  • 3.4 What is the advantage of engaging in social manufacturing?
  • 3.5 The smile curve in the global value chain in the world of fashion
  • 3.6 Big data and IoT will impact the fashion manufacturing industry
  • 3.7 Social cloud manufacturing
  • 3.8 Social platform manufacturing
  • 3.9 Gaining edge with social manufacturing for green fashions
  • 3.10 Global trend for fast fashion to slow down
  • 3.11 Some key policies, strategies, and goals to maintain sustainability in the fashion industry
  • 3.12 Conclusion—social manufacturing with synergy for sustainability
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Part 2: Technology and Application of Anthropometric Data
  • 4. Reliability and ethical issues in conducting anthropometric research using 3D scanner technology
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Importance of anthropometric research in the apparel industry
  • 4.3 The 3D body scanning technology and anthropometric sizing surveys
  • 4.4 The 3D body scanning technology: types and reliability
  • 4.5 The 3D body scanning: test of validity
  • 4.6 The 3D body scanning anthropometric survey protocols
  • 4.7 Ethical issues in conducting anthropometric research
  • 4.8 Privacy protection
  • 4.9 Apparel industry: moving forward with 3D body scanning technology
  • 4.10 Conclusion and future trends
  • 4.11 Sources for further information and advice
  • References
  • 5. Data management and processing of 3D body scans
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Creation of individual 3D anthropometric data
  • 5.3 A sustainable ecosystem for anthropometric data management and re-valorization
  • 5.4 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 6. 3D anthropometric i.Dummy for sustainable clothing design and fit
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Product design
  • 6.3 Development of the i.Dummy’s technology (hardware and software)
  • 6.4 Hardware design
  • 6.5 Full range of i.Dummy series
  • 6.6 Connectivity of i.Dummy to a 3D body scanner
  • 6.7 Sustainable application of the 3D i.Dummy in clothing design and fit
  • 6.8 Conclusion
  • 6.9 Sources for further information
  • References
  • 7. Digital fashion technology: a review of online fit and sizing
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 The evolution of online fashion-size charts
  • 7.2 Predictive systems and their classification
  • 7.3 Virtual fit and size and fit-enabling technologies/online shopping for size and fit
  • 7.4 Case study of My Virtual Model
  • 7.5 Case study of Metail
  • 7.6 Case study of Fitbay
  • 7.7 Theory of sizing
  • 7.8 Sizing and fit
  • 7.9 Making anthropometrics accessible to the consumer
  • 7.10 How body scanning changed online
  • 7.11 Mobile scanning interface development
  • 7.12 Human measurement to product development
  • 7.13 Future developments in online retail in a digital age
  • References
  • Part 3: Anthropometric Sizing and Mass Customization Technology
  • 8. Importance of sizing and fit using 3D technology
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 The 3D body scanning technology
  • 8.3 Determination of reliability and accuracy of NX16 3D body scanner
  • 8.4 Comparison of 3D body shapes according to BMI categories
  • 8.5 Importance of sizing and fit using 3D technology
  • 8.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • 9. The production system of mass customization using 3D body scanning technology
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 3D body scanning in apparel mass customization production
  • 9.3 Future directions
  • 9.4 Sources for further information
  • References
  • 10. The effective communication system using 3D scanning for mass customized design
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Body scanning methods in commercial settings
  • 10.3 Effective e-commerce communication using 3D technologies
  • 10.4 Conclusion and future directions
  • 10.5 Sources of further information
  • Reference
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: May 13, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241783
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239698

About the Editor

Norsaadah Zakaria

Norsaadah Zakaria is a chartered clothing associateship and an academic research fellow at Taylor’s University, Subang, Malaysia. She is also the founder of Clotech Atelier Academy—Telestia Malaysia. Her main research interests include TVET education for sustainable practices in the clothing industry, traditional and 3D body scanning anthropometric surveys, data modeling for clothing sizes, shape analysis based on anthropometric data and sizing system optimization, and validation using data mining. She is also offering professional programs accredited by The Textile Institute—United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder, Centre of Clothing Technology and Fashion, Institute of Business Excellence, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

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