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Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194928, 9780128227671

Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear

1st Edition

Editor: Joanne Yip
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194928
eBook ISBN: 9780128227671
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 3rd May 2020
Page Count: 242
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to activewear

Joanne Yip, Andrew Frank Lando

2. Activewear designs and innovations

Nico Liu

3. Textiles fibers and fabrics

Joanne Yip, Wing-Yu Chan

4. Narrow fabric elastics and accessories for activewear

Joanne Yip, Olivia Ho-Yi Fung, Tsz-ling Ng

5. Evaluation of perceived comfort and functional performance of activewear

Rong Liu, Elaine Fung, Younus Saher

6. Compression technology

Kit-Lun Yick

7. 3D printing technologies: current applications, future trends, and challenges

Lushan Sun

8. Activewear design for competitions: case study for Hong Kong rowing team

Chu-Po Ho, Vanessa Chu

9. Yoga bra design for elderly women

Newman Lau, Jun Zhang, Joanne Yip, Winnie Yu

10. An innovative tank top equipped with biofeedback system for adolescents with early scoliosis

Joanne Yip, Garcia Kwok


Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear provides comprehensive coverage of academic research and industrial advances in this fast-moving field. As society becomes more health conscious, athleisure and sportswear have arrived as key fashion items in the global apparel market. In this book, designers and material scientists will find information on fibers and textiles, new processes, emerging technologies, and new applications that have helped to deliver this new wave of products. In addition to these technical details, the book covers consumer behavior, along with product design and manufacturing.

Key Features

  • Provides the detailed technical information needed to choose the correct material for demanding activewear products
  • Identifies and analyzes emerging global trends in the activewear industry
  • Covers the latest best practices that help designers create functional, comfortable and fashionable activewear
  • Meets the requirements and standards of the apparel and fashion industry
  • Explores emerging applications of wearable electronics and smart activewear


Product development and design engineers, technical and marketing managers, and quality assurance personnel in the garment industry. Graduate and post-graduate textiles and clothing students, and academic researchers in textile science


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About the Editor

Joanne Yip

Joanne Yip

Joanne Yip has published more than 100 refereed and conference papers in textile and materials science journals. She has also worked in the intimate apparel industry and is therefore particularly familiar with material and quality requirements as well as the latest production techniques used in industry. Dr. Yip is currently teaching at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and her research interests include moulding or seamless techniques used in intimate apparel and activewear, functional garments for scoliosis, new materials and technologies, and surface treatment on textiles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University