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Fabric hand property of Polish linen fabrics for ladies’ outerwear

S. Kawabata (The University of Shiga Prefecture, Shiga, Japan)
Masako Niwa (Nara Women’s University, Nara City, Japan)
R. Koztowsky (Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)
S. Manys (Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)
K. Nakano (The University of Shiga Prefecture, Shiga, Japan)
Takako Inoue (Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Recently, the Polish National Fiber Research Laboratory provided linen samples. In addition to these Polish fabric samples, we also collected linen fabric samples which were made in Japan and throughout Europe. We have investigated hand properties of various linen fabrics, and identification of the Polish linen fabrics quality from those of other linen fabrics. The fabric hand of Polish linen fabrics is unique, it possesses a hand just between wool‐like and cotton‐like fabrics. We have clarified that the Polish linen fabrics are suitable for hari‐type and tailored type silhouette designs for women’s wear, and the fabrics are well‐suited for finishing garment appearance.

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Kawabata, S., Niwa, M., Koztowsky, R., Manys, S., Nakano, K. and Inoue, T. (2000), "Fabric hand property of Polish linen fabrics for ladies’ outerwear", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 193-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220010345378

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