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Article Name Recent Developments in Textile Materials and Products Used for Activewear and Sportswear
Author Name Nilgün ÖZDİL*, Subhash ANAND**
Address * Ege Üniversitesi Tekstil Mühendisliği Bölümü, Bornova-İzmir- Türkiye ** Institute of Materials Research and Innovation University of Bolton, Bolton, U.K.
Abstract The peoples’ demand in all areas of textile fabrics and garments are going up because of the increasing standard of the worldwide. Especially, dramatic growth in sportswear market has significant implications for the textile industry. Consumers demand high levels of comfort, design and easy care, not only in daily used garments, but also in activewear and sportswear. Recently developed functional fibres, innovations in new structures and garments contribute substantially to the wearing comfort of these type of clothes. Nowadays, from very simple microfibres to much more complex fabric structures are effectively used in sportswear garments. The paper will focus on the textile materials and products specially designed for activewear and sportswear. Thermophysiological comfort properties of the fabrics will be reviewed. The fibres, yarns, fabrics and special finishing treatments used for sportswear in order to enhance performance and properties of sportswear will be discussed.
Published in Electronic Journal of Textile Technologies
Issue 8
Volume 3
Pages 68-83
Year 2014
Type Review
Language English
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