Croatian anthropometric system meeting the European Union

Darko Ujević (Department of Clothing Technology, Faculta of Textile Technology of University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Dubravko Rogale (Department of Clothing Technology, Faculta of Textile Technology of University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Mirko Drenovac (Faculty of Philosophy of University of Osijek, Zagreb, Croatia)
Dinko Pezelj (Textile Journal Tekstil, Zagreb, Croatia)
Marijan Hrastinski (Educational Instituton, Zabok, Croatia)
Nina Smolej Narančić (Department of Clothing Technology, Faculta of Textile Technology of University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
Željko Mimica (Faculty of Medicine of University of Split, Split, Croatia)
Renata Hrženjak (Department of Clothing Technology, Faculta of Textile Technology of University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Publication date: 1 May 2006

Abstract

Purpose

Anthropometry as one of anthropology methods is concerned with the measurement of the human body and determining the relationship of the size and proportions of the human body. Aims to outline the main features of the Croatian anthropometric system (HAS).

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a description of the major characteristics included in HAS, the STIRP project supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports by means of the HITRA program.

Findings

In its TEST subprogram, HAS includes the first systematic anthropometric measurement in all Croatian counties and in the city of Zagreb. The objective of HAS is to determine a proposal of the new size system of clothing and footwear. The paper describes major characteristics included: anthropometric measurements and target points, part of practical measurements, survey of measurements based on age groups and instruments used for these purposes, notes about field measurements and HAS users.

Practical implications

The implementation of HAS has been harmonized with International Organization for Standardization and EN standards and represents a considerable contribution on the path to the EU.

Originality/value

Provides information of value to those concerned with developments in the clothing and garment industries.

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Citation

Ujević, D., Rogale, D., Drenovac, M., Pezelj, D., Hrastinski, M., Smolej Narančić, N., Mimica, . and Hrženjak, R. (2006), "Croatian anthropometric system meeting the European Union", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 200-218. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220610657961

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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