Part One covers fabric construction for high-performance garments, from fiber types and spinning methods, to weaving, knitting, finishing, and joining techniques. Development of high-performance apparel is covered in Part Two, with particular emphasis on design and product development for function and wearer comfort. Part Three covers a range of applications and wearable technology that make use of high-performance apparel, including chapters on sportswear, protective clothing, and medical, military, and intelligent textiles.
The book provides an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science.
Dr John McLoughlin has 40 years’ experience in the textiles industry. As the founder and managing director of consultancy firm JM Associates, he provides technical, quality assurance management and system-building services to the textiles industry, and has worked with high-profile clients including Matalan and Asda. Dr McLoughlin has also been a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University since 2006.
Dr Tasneem Sabir is a Senior Lecturer in Textile Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. As a member of the Hollings Textile Research Team, Dr Sabir supports research and enterprise in areas of material science, plasma proceses, textile testing, quality management, colour science and transdermal delivery systems for medical applications. Dr Saber has delivered specialised courses for industry in areas of product development, specifications to determine quality and fabric and apparel performance testing.
The authors present key research outcomes on the design and development of functional apparel designed for high-performance sportswear that explore smart materials, impact-resistant fabrics and pressure sensing. They consider the use of 3-D body scanning and its influence on pattern engineering for apparel product development; highlight the widely used fiber types for sportswear and the importance of fiber blends and their performance, and discuss the relevance of fabric structure and its interaction with the human body. The book also presents research on moisture management and temperature regulation and analyzes the performance and development of smart sportswear intended for monitoring health and performance for a range of end uses.
A definitive guide detailing the future of functional clothing and sportswear, this book:
Describes how to design and develop functional clothing for sportswear Reflects current research outcomes and industry requirements Clarifies with visual illustration, practical examples, and case studies an understanding of techniques and concepts Explores specifics of garment design such as fit, shape, function, fashion and design Focuses on a commitment to designing ethical and sustainable products
After an introduction to the topic, Part One introduces various types of smart and active coatings, including memory polymer coatings, durable and self-cleaning coatings, and breathable coatings. Technologies and related processes for the application of coatings to textiles is the focus of Part Two, with chapters devoted to microencapsulation technology, plasma surface treatments, and nanotechnology-based treatments.
The book ends with a section on applications of smart textiles with responsive coatings, which are increasingly finding commercial niches in sportswear, protective clothing, medical textiles, and architecture.Introduces various types of smart and active coatings for textilesCovers technologies and application processes for the coating and finishing of textilesReviews commercial applications of such coatings, including in sportswear, protective clothing, medical textiles and architecture
In today's competitive fashion industry, it is essential that designers have a working understanding of garment technology. This 2nd edition has been comprehensively updated, with in-depth information on stitches, guides and attachments and sewing techniques, all of which are fully illustrated. There are enhanced chapters on machine and equipment technology explaining the uses, features and limitations of garment manufacturing equipment, enabling designers to create products that can be manufactured efficiently and with a high degree of quality.Approached from the fashion designer's mindset, this book features illustrations to help users build their knowledge and understanding Blends theoretical and practical material Updated with the latest and most modern advances in clothing technology Illustrated throughout to help shape the reader's knowledge and understanding of garment technology