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Actual Condition Survey for Thermal Functionality Improvement of Female Student`s Winter Uniforms
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  • Journal title : Fashion & Textile Research Journal
  • Volume 16, Issue 6,  2014, pp.954-960
  • Publisher : The Society of Fashion and Textile Industry
  • DOI : 10.5805/SFTI.2014.16.6.954
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Actual Condition Survey for Thermal Functionality Improvement of Female Student`s Winter Uniforms
Kim, Yu Mi; Lee, Jeong Ran;
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This study surveyed high school girls in the Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam areas to study how they wear school uniforms along with their satisfaction levels and demands in regards to functional school uniforms. This study presents data on the requirements for the development of winter school uniforms for high school girls with improved warmth functions. The findings are: First, high school girls purchased school uniforms of different brands and the purchase rates for three brands were 25% to 30% approximately. Most of them spent more than 300,000 KRW and less than 400,000 KRW on school uniforms purchases. Second, the greatest complaints by students about winter school uniforms were the ability to conduct routine activities and poor thermal insulation. The most popular bottom underwear for girls was underpants and leggings. The most popular top underwear was half-sleeved round neck t-shirts and running shirts. Third, a survey about uniform functionality showed that most students used and `arm pit sweat absorbing pad`, `Waist size adjusting function, and `inside pockets with zippers`. Satisfaction with functional uniforms was low: less than 3.5 in all questions. Fourth, students were favorable to develop functional uniforms to keep warm in the winter. The bottom needs to be warmer than the top and it is necessary to keep legs warm, especially the thighs and calves.
female student;winter uniform;school uniform pants;thermal functionality;
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