Textiles as clothing material must fit the human body and senses. This fitting is an important performance of the textiles besides the utility performance of textiles such as fabric strength. For many years, the performance concerning this fitness has been evaluated subjectively by hand judgement. The fabric property judged in such a way is called fabric handle. Instead of the subjective method, the objective evaluation system of fabric handle has been developed. The system is introduced firstly. In this objective method, the handle is evaluated based on the fabric mechanical and surface properties measured by the KESF instrument. The mechanical parameters of fabric measured by the instrument are useful not only for the fabric handle evaluation but also for textile and apparel engineering through the direct use of the parameters. The applications of the objective measurement of fabric handle and properties to textile and apparel engineering are introduced.
Kawabata, S. and Niwa, M. (1991), "OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT OF FABRIC MECHANICAL PROPERTY AND QUALITY:: ITS APPLICATION TO TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 7-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002968
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