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The Effect of Weave Density on Fabric Handle and Appearance of Men's Suit Fabrics

Masukuni Mori (Mori Consultant Engineering Office, Kaimei Ichinomiya City 494-0001, Japan)
Mitsuo Matsudaira (Faculty of Education, Kanazawa University, Kakuma, Kanazawa City, 920-1192, Japan)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 August 2007



Optimum selection of materials and adequate weave structure fitted for end-users are very important for comfortable, sophisticated and fashionable clothes. The optimum theoretical weave density is well-known and used practically depending on yarn property; however, wearing comfortability and beautiful appearance of weaves are not studied precisely in the literature yet. These features are considered to be made at the finishing stages of the weave manufacturing process in general; however, the main part of physical properties of fabrics seem to have been determined by their weave structure.

In this study, warp yarn density was changed for men's suit fabrics and the effect of weave density on fabric handle, heat and water transfer property, appearance of clothes, wrinkle resistance, and color brightness are examined. The total hand value (THV) showed the highest at similar density of warp and weft yarn. The total appearance value (TAV) decreased when warp and weft yarn density was smaller. Wrinkle resistance was high in the condition of the maximum warp and weft yarn density. This paper contributes to the development of a fundamental database of designing ideal fabrics.



Mori, M. and Matsudaira, M. (2007), "The Effect of Weave Density on Fabric Handle and Appearance of Men's Suit Fabrics", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 71-78.



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