Hand value evaluation by judge gender and education background influence on woolen fabric fused with interlinings for a suit

Qian Zhang, Chi Wai Kan

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Woolen fabric is the main fabric in suit manufacture regardless of fashion visual or quality request consideration. Interlinings play an important role to improve the formability, silhouette performance, and fabric hand value, which enhance suit performance and quality. The purpose of this study is to subjectively analyze the hand value of woolen fabric with interlinings and to assist in exploring the judges gender and education background influence on evaluation results. A subjective test was created using a questionnaire based on AATCC EP5. Four kinds of hand values (stiffness, softness, smoothness, and total hand value) were evaluated by 40 judges in two panels to evaluate the judges’ gender and education background influence on fabric hand value evaluation. The results show overall consistency on both panels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAATCC Journal of Research
Issue numberSpecial Issue One
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • Hand
  • Interlining
  • Judge Education
  • Judge Gender
  • Woolen Fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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