Adding Functionality to Garments

L. Hunter, J. Fan

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Consumers expect the garments they buy to meet a multiplicity of end use and wear conditions, and this means manufacturers need to build functionality, or multifunctionality, into the garments they produce. This chapter discusses the ways in which various functionalities, such as retention of appearance, durability, comfort, handle and tailorability can be enhanced in garments. The tests used to assess and quantify the different functionalities are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextiles and Fashion
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Design and Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780857095619
ISBN (Print)9781845699314
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Appearance retention
  • Durability
  • Garment functionality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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