Consumer assessment and comparison of physical characteristics of cotton-wool blend fabrics

S. Khan, P. E. Horridge

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Abstract

This study compared physical characteristics in four fabrics before and after a wear trial. The constructed fabrics were: 100% pima cotton, 90-10% pima cotton/wool, 80-20% pima cotton/wool, and 70-30% pima cotton/wool. The physical properties of breaking strength, stiffness, tear resistance, pilling resistance, and wrinkle recovery were compared between worn and unworn fabrics. Wear trial participants (n = 20) were asked to assess fabric comfort and performance satisfaction during wear. Results of physical testing found significant differences among blend levels and before and after wearing and care treatment levels. Tear resistance, breaking strength, stiffness, and wrinkle recovery were affected by fibre content and care level. Contrary to the authors' hypothesis, consumer satisfaction was also affected by fibre content of the fabrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-307
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Fashion Marketing and Management
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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