Mechanical Properties and Garment Formability on Breathable Fabrics for Sports-wear Garment

스포츠 의류용 투습직물의 역학특성과 의류형성성능 특성

  • Kim, Hyun Ah (Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry)
  • 김현아 (한국패션산업연구원 연구개발본부)
  • Received : 2017.06.26
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.10.31


This study investigated garment formability of the 73 breathable fabrics for sports-wear garment and their fabric mechanical properties were measured using KES-FB and FAST systems. Predicted garment formability from the mechanical properties measured using KES-FB and FAST systems was compared and discussed with fabric structural parameters. In addition, virtual 3D simulation silhouette by I-designer CAD system wear appearance by simulation using 3D CAD system. And compared with FAST finger chart by mechanical properties of FAST system. The correlation coefficients of extensibility and shear modulus between KES-FB and FAST systems were high, however, bending rigidity and compressibility showed relatively low correlation coefficients. The correlation coefficient of garment formability of breathable fabrics between KES-FB and FAST systems was 0.82. It revealed that garment formability can be predicted from fabric mechanical properties by KES-FB and FAST systems. The garment formability of nylon breathable fabric was higher than that of PET one, and the garment formability of laminated breathable fabric showed the highest value compared to coated, dot and hot melt laminated breathable fabrics. It revealed that garment formability of breathable fabrics for sports-wear can be predicted from fabric mechanical properties and garment formability was dependent on the materials, finishing method and fabric structural parameters.


garment formability;KES-FB;FAST;breathable fabric;laminate


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