Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments

Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments

1st Edition - May 30, 2009

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  • Authors: J Fan, L Hunter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696443

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As consumer demands for specific attributes in their textiles increase and global competition intensifies, it is important that the industry finds ways of engineering certain performance requirements into textiles and apparel. This book reviews how fabrics and garments can be engineered to meet technical performance and other characteristics required for the specific end-use.Chapters begin with fabric and garment handle and making – up performance, followed by wear appearance issues, such as wrinkling, pilling and bagging. Further chapters include fabric and garment drape, durability related issues, as well as physiological and psychological comfort. Key topics of fire retardancy, waterproofing, breathability and ultraviolet protection are also discussed.Written by two highly distinguished authors, this is an invaluable book for a wide range of readers in the textile and apparel industries, ranging from textile and garment manufacturers, designers, researchers, developers to buyers.

Key Features

  • Reviews the engineering of fabrics to meet technical performance requirements for specific end-use
  • Chapters examine various wear appearance issues such as wrinkling, bagging and fabric and garment drape
  • Discusses durability related issues including fire retardancy and waterproofing as well as psychological and physiological fabric comfort


Workers in a wide range of roles in the textile and apparel industries, ranging from textile and garment manufacturers, designers, researchers, developers and buyers

Table of Contents

  • Handle and making-up performance of fabrics and garments; Wrinkling of fabrics and garments; Pilling of fabrics and garments; Bagging of fabrics and garments; Fabric and garment drape; Appearance issues in garment processing; Durability of fabrics and garments; Physiological comfort of fabrics and garments; Psychological comfort of fabrics and garments; Flammability of fabrics and garments; Waterproofing and breathability of fabrics and garments; Ultraviolet protection of fabrics and garments; Laundry performance of fabrics and garments; Application of artificial intelligence in fabric and garment engineering.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2009
  • Published: May 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696443

About the Authors

J Fan

Professor Jintu Fan was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989 and is now Professor at the prestigious Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has many publications in the area of clothing science and technology. He has also received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the US Fiber Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

L Hunter

Professor Lawrance Hunter, Divisional Fellow (Manufacturing and Materials Technology) CSIR and Head of the post-graduate Department of Textile Science of the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has been involved in textile R&D for almost 40 years and has published many papers at conferences and in journals. He was awarded the Textile Institute Warner Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to textile science and technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIR, South Africa

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