Application of Laser Engraving for Sustainable Fashion Design

G. X. Yuan, S. X. Jiang, E. Newton, W. M. Au

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In this paper, the novel surface effects of fashion garments through CO2 laser engraving treatment were investigated. To improve the visual appearance, the wool/polyester blended fabric was treated with ideal parameters including resolution (dpi) and pixel time (μs). The physical properties, which include weight, thickness, air permeability, thermal conductivity and tear strength, were evaluated in accordance with international specifications. This study reveals the potential of feasible fashion designs through laser engraving. The computer-aided design method can open up new possibilities for green fashion design. It is believed that fashion design with rich artistic appearances such as patterns, colors and textures can cater for fashion industries and the process can facilitate quick responses to the market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


  • Fashion Design
  • Laser Engraving
  • Performance
  • Wool/Polyester Blended Fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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