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A Study of the Receptivity to Bacterial Cellulosic Pellicle for Fashion

M.C.F. Ng (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong )
W. Wang (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong )

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 November 2015

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Abstract

Over the past few decades, there have been an increasing number of attempts to produce materials for fashion creation aiming at cost effectiveness, low environmental impact, labour friendliness and biodegradability. Among them, biotechnology is believed to be one of the finest substitutes for future fashion creation. A study has been carried out to explore the future development of fashion design and the possible applications of materials which can be grown from natural renewable and degradable resources. A pilot test with five design professionals on the comfort of bacterial cellulosic pellicles produced in varied incubation times and broth concentrations was conducted. This paper reports a further investigation of the receptivity to these bacterial cellulosic pellicles as material for future fashion through comparing and evaluating three comfort factors, namely hand comfort, flexibility comfort and breathability comfort, and two appearance factors, namely colour and texture, with 150 subjects using the random sampling method. The optimal favourable pellicle for fashion creation was identified and presented.

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Ng, M.C.F. and Wang, W. (2015), "A Study of the Receptivity to Bacterial Cellulosic Pellicle for Fashion", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 65-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-19-04-2015-B007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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