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Application of Laser Engraving for Sustainable Fashion Design

G.X. Yuan (Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
S.X. Jiang (Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, )
E. Newton (Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
W.M. Au (Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 May 2013

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Abstract

In this paper, the novel surface effects of fashion garments through CO2 laser engraving treatment were investigated. To improve the visual appearance, the wool/polyester blended fabric was treated with ideal parameters including resolution (dpi) and pixel time (μs). The physical properties, which include weight, thickness, air permeability, thermal conductivity and tear strength, were evaluated in accordance with international specifications. This study reveals the potential of feasible fashion designs through laser engraving. The computer-aided design method can open up new possibilities for green fashion design. It is believed that fashion design with rich artistic appearances such as patterns, colors and textures can cater for fashion industries and the process can facilitate quick responses to the market.

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Yuan, G.X., Jiang, S.X., Newton, E. and Au, W.M. (2013), "Application of Laser Engraving for Sustainable Fashion Design", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 21-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-17-02-2013-B004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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