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Design solutions to Address Garment Industry Issues in Egypt

Z.M. Abd El Megid (National Research Center, Textile Division, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt)
A. Hamdi (Faculty of Applied Arts, Industrial Design Department)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 November 2014



This research aims to develop design solutions for all the obstacles that workers face during the sewing process, and these solutions are focused on the following: chair design, sewing table design and sewing machine pedal. The design of the workplace includes the order of the components of the work according to the ability of the human body to handle lighting, ventilation and noise. Both the university and research centre consider that the purpose of the research is to examine these obstacles and propose appropriate solutions that could eliminate these occupational diseases that result from the process of sewing, and increase the production rates and quality which will consequently stimulate the Egyptian economy.

The research originates from the work of an integrated regulatory framework of design tools and equipment used for the sewing process and the related work place in accordance with design ergonomic objectives that when achieved, will accelerate the performance and quality of production, and prevent occupational diseases resultant from poor design. The research has also developed a set of recommendations that deal with the deficiencies in the performance of the sewing process, in order to raise the competitiveness of the garment industry in Egypt.



Abd El Megid, Z.M. and Hamdi, A. (2014), "Design solutions to Address Garment Industry Issues in Egypt", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 26-37.



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