Chapter 3 Textile fibers and fabrics

Yiu Wan Yip, Wing Yu Chan

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The recent increasing importance placed on a healthy and balanced lifestyle has resulted in the increasing demand for high quality activewear. Therefore, related product development is placing much emphasis on functionality and performance in addition to both fashion and design. The performance of activewear is closely related to the material used. Recent developments in textile materials have resulted in many innovative types of textile fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Most of them offer a multitude of functions that meet the various needs of consumers. During the material development process, the activewear industries are also mindful of environmental sustainability issues. Therefore, product developers are inspired to produce innovative textile products that have exceptional performance, and are weatherproof and ecofriendly. In this chapter, innovative types of fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishing processes and sustainable technologies that are being used to produce activewear will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLatest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages26
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780128227671
ISBN (Print)9780128194928
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2020

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