The application of fabric objective measurement in shirt manufacture

Kwok Po Stephen Cheng, Yan Lai How, Kit Lun Yick

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Evaluates the mechanical properties of 60 different shirting materials: fabric extensibility, formability, shear rigidity, bending rigidity, relaxation shrinkage, and hygral expansion by the adoption of the fabric assurance by simple testing (FAST) system. Investigates manufacturing processes comprising spreading, cutting, sewing, handling, pressing and packaging and correlates the measured properties of the shirting fabric with their actual performance during making up. Claims this overall evaluation of respective fabric performance enables manufacturers to identify the range of mechanical properties ideal for high-quality shirt production. Adds that specific manufacturing instructions can be prepared, based on the results of fabric property evaluation, for fabrics which tend to present difficulties in production. Points out that these can considerably expedite the manufacture of garments, avoiding the alternative - expensive "trial and error" - solution to problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-64
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996


  • Clothing
  • Fabric
  • Hong kong
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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