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Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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Journal DOI :
The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
Editor in Chief :
Chung Hee Park
Volume & Issues
Volume 37, Issue 8 - Dec 2013
Volume 37, Issue 7 - Oct 2013
Volume 37, Issue 6 - Aug 2013
Volume 37, Issue 5 - Jul 2013
Volume 37, Issue 4 - Jun 2013
Volume 37, Issue 3 - Apr 2013
Volume 37, Issue 2 - Feb 2013
Volume 37, Issue 1 - Jan 2013
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Impacts of Ethical Consumption Beliefs on Attitudes toward Eco-Friendly Faux Leather Apparel Products and Mediating Roles of Perceived Consumer Effectiveness and Apparel Environmental Knowledge
Jung, Hye Jung ; Oh, Kyung Wha ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 125~137
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.125
This study investigated the conceptual constructs of ethical consumption beliefs and their impacts on the consumer attitudes toward eco-friendly faux leather apparel goods. The mediating roles of perceived consumer effectiveness and apparel environmental knowledge were examined in this research. A survey was conducted on female consumers between the ages of 20 and 50; subsequently, 300 responses were analyzed. The results of this study were follows: 1) The results of factor analysis and the reliability test on ethical consumption beliefs clearly showed factorial structures that include Social Responsibility, Eco-friendly Consumption, Animal Welfare, and Individual Enhancement. 2) The results of the mean scores of ethical consumption beliefs showed that respondents tended to consider Social Responsibility more important than the other three factors. Ethical consumption beliefs showed a significantly positive influence on consumer attitudes toward eco-friendly faux leather apparel products; in addition, Social Responsibility had the highest effect on product attitudes among the four factors of ethical consumption beliefs. 3) The perceived consumer effectiveness and environmental knowledge of apparel had important medicating roles in the relation-ship between ethical consumption beliefs and attitudes towards eco-friendly faux leather apparel products. This study highlighted a potential marketability of eco-friendly faux leather apparel products and that ethical consumption beliefs, perceived consumer effectiveness, and apparel environmental knowledge should be promoted among consumers to increase favorable attitudes towards these products.
Changes in Body Size and Fitness According to Breast and Brassiere Types
Choi, Jin Young ; Sohn, Boo Hyun ; Kweon, Soo Ae ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 138~150
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.138
This study investigates changes in body size (as well as fit) before/after wear, according to the breast and brassiere type. To offer producers basic data on how to develop excellent brassieres, we accordingly conducted preliminary research on 183 20`s women. The research revealed that breast-related size and fit change by about 10%; however, the upper length and inner length of breasts decreases. The fit of domed ones is the best and the fit of the elongated ones is the worst; subsequently, a closer representation of the ideal breast leads to a better fit to wear.
The Physical Properties of Knitted Fabric with Hanji/Rayon
Kim, Su Mi ; Song, Wha Soon ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 151~158
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.151
This study presents basic knitted fabric data on the use of ply yarn with rayon yarn and eco-friendly/high-valued Hanji yarn. Physical properties (gauge, thickness, burst strength, air permeability, stiffness, Qmax, dimensional stability and surface image) of Hanji 100%, rayon 100% and Hanji/rayon 50:50 knitted fabrics are investigated. The results are as follows. Course direction of gauge decrease in the following order: rayon 100% > Hanji/rayon 50/50 > Hanji 100%. In addition wale direction of gauge decrease in the following order: Hanji 100% > Hanji/rayon 50/50 > rayon 50/50. Thickness and air permeability decrease in the following order: Hanji 100% > Hanji/rayon 50/50 > rayon 100%. Burst strength decrease in the following order: rayon 100% > Hanji 100% > Hanji/rayon 50/50. Stiffness and Qmax decrease in the following order: rayon 100% > Hanji/rayon 50/50 > Hanji 100%. Laundry for dimensional stability is knitted fabric with Hanji/rayon 50/50 than rayon 100% and Hanji 100% improved using neutral detergent and stable at
. From surface image observation, the cracks of Hanji 100% and fibrils of rayon 100% decrease when using knitted fabric with Hanji/rayon 50/50.
The Roles of Benefit and Risk Perception in Ethical Fashion Consumption
Moon, Heekang ; Choo, Ho Jung ; Park, Hye Sun ; Baek, Eunsoo ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 159~173
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.159
This research investigates the mechanism of ethical fashion consumption by examining the effects of benefit and risk perception on ethical fashion consumption attitudes and behavioral intention. To test the hypotheses, 300 female consumers between the ages of 20 and 49 were invited as study participants. The reliability and the validity of multi-item constructs were tested by Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The hypotheses were tested by utilizing Structural Equation Analysis and hierarchical multiple regression analysis. The benefit perception of ethical consumption was composed of three benefit types, which were altruistic benefit, social image benefit, and self-oriented benefit. Benefit perception, except social image benefit, had significant effects on consumer attitudes towards ethical fashion consumption; similarly, benefit perception had significant effects on behavioral intention (except self-oriented benefit) which had an effect on behavioral intention only when it was mediated by attitudes. Further analysis was conducted to understand the reason for the weak relationship between attitudes and behavioral intention. Financial and performance risk perceptions were tested for the moderating roles of attitudes and behavioral intention; subsequently, only financial risk interacted with attitudes and showed that the positive effects of attitudes on behavioral intention were weakened by a high financial risk perception. Performance risk had a main effect on behavioral intention independent of attitudes. Managerial implication and future study directions are also discussed.
Images of Hanji-Bedclothes According to Bedclothes Shopping Orientation
Ju, Jeongah ; Kim, Hyunchul ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 174~185
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.174
This study examines shopping orientation regarding bedclothes and the effect of the segmentation of consumers on the image of Hanji yarn bedclothes derived from mulberry fiber in order to contribute to the development of Hanji bedclothes products and consumer marketing segmentation. Data from 294 questionnaires filled out by female consumers in their 30s to 50s were used for statistical analysis. The shopping orientations for bedclothes are classified into six groups (trend oriented, material oriented, price oriented, convenience oriented, individuality oriented, and assurance oriented). Consumers were subdivided into four consumer segments (show-offish, self-confident, reasonable, and unconcerned case) based on shopping orientations for bedclothes. The images of Hanji bedclothes are categorized into four types (classic, practical, aesthetic, and natural) as related to the shopping orientations of consumers. In terms of consumer segmentation, the `reasonable` segment is more likely to consider the `classic` image of Hanji bedclothes as the highest image value; however, the `show-offish` segment provides the highest value to the `practical` image as compared to other segments.
The Effects of Fashion Mobile Word-of Mouth -Focus on Facebook-
Jung, Jieun ; Choo, Ho Jung ; Lee, Ha Kyung ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 186~201
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.186
This study investigates the effects of information type, direction of information, method of suggestion, tie strength, and interactions among these variables on the acceptance and diffusion of fashion product information in the mobile Facebook environment. Two subsequent studies were conducted to test the relationships among mobile SNS WOM factors. Two independent on-line surveys were implemented. Six hundred forty consumers aged between 20 and 39 were recruited for Study 1, and four hundred and eighty for Study 2. We manipulated the WOM delivery situation by information type (factual/evaluative), information directionality (positive/negative), tie-strength (strong/weak), and information presentation method (text/image/rink). Eight scenarios were developed and randomly assigned to the research participants. Frequency analysis, reliability, factor analysis, regression analysis, and ANOVA were implemented using SPSS 18.0. The Analysis of experiment data produced interesting results. Most WOM factors (including the information type, information presentation method, and tie strength) influence WOM acceptance; however, only the tie strength effected WOM activity. It was also proven that people are prone to accept information that is more realistic, objective, and negative, and they tend to accept information with visual factors, such as images and video clips rather than a simple text message. In this study, we offer a practical perspective to fashion industry and marketers who have an interest in SNS marketing. We have defined the distinct characteristics of mobile WOM that have been formed by a combination of former on/off-line WOM characteristics. To examine the moderating roles of two types of consumer innovativeness, fashion innovativeness and technology innovativeness were also measured and found to have significant moderating effects between mobile SNS WOM factors and their consequences. The paper concludes with a discussion on managerial implications and limitations.
The Physical Environment Influence of Chinese Department Stores and Consumer`s Internal Responses on Store Loyalty
Zhang, Ting-Ting ; Jun, Ji-Hyun ; Rhee, Young-Sun ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 202~212
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.202
Outstanding service quality is a crucial factor to increase customer revisits, to increase customer revisits, to create new customers through positive word-of-mouth marketing and increase profits; in conjunction, the physical environment of department stores have a firsthand impact on customer purchasing behavior. This study examines the physical environment dimensions of department stores in China and the causal relationship with the physical environment, service environment, internal responses and store loyalty. The subjects in this study were male and female adults who finished the shopping the Lotte and Wangfujing Department Store located in Beijing. All participants were over the age of 20 and a one-on-one survey was conducted to gather data from October to November 2011. Data from 424 respondents were analyzed: in addition, AMOS factor analysis and path analysis were used. The results were as follows. First, physical environment factors consist of exterior aesthetic attraction, convenience, cleanliness and an interior aesthetic attraction. Second, exterior aesthetic attraction, convenience and cleanliness affect the overall service environment perception. Third, the service environment exercised an influence on internal responses, and internal responses impacted store loyalty. Fourth, a comparative analysis was made over Korean and Chinese department stores in China to check the research model. In Wangfujing Department Store, exterior aesthetic attraction, cleanliness and convenience had a statistically significant impact on service environment perceptions. In Lotte Department Store, the perception of service environment was under the statistically significant influence of all physical factors (exterior aesthetic attraction, interior aesthetic attraction, convenience and cleanliness). The findings of this study are helpful for Korean Department stores that plan to make inroads into China to formulate efficient service environment strategies tailored to local consumer characteristics.
Item Development for Fashion Products Using Creative Thinking Methods -A Case of Velvet Products-
Chung, Ihn Hee ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 213~223
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.213
This study presents the process of fashion item development with velvet through creative thinking methods. Creativity is one of the most important requirements for a successful job career and education enhancing creative thinking is needed in the area of fabrication, product design, and marketing strategy development. Velvet was selected as a research stimulus because it is a luxurious fabric with various differential properties such as a soft touch, unique luster, excellent drapability, and fine physical properties. The research methodology included creative thinking methods review, the selection of the tools, idea sourcing and listing, sequential idea evaluation and sample product making. After review of the various creative thinking methods, a combination method and forced connection method were employed as research tools to confirm the usefulness of creative thinking training because of their independence of use and application simplicity. A total of 12 university students participated as subjects in this research. After some training, each student derived ten ideas for velvet products that utilized a combination method and forced connection method. A total of 120 ideas were evaluated for novelty, technical possibility, practicality, and marketability; subsequently, 24 ideas were adopted and developed as sample products. The effectiveness of creativity education in fabrication and product design classes was verified through the whole process of product planning.
Fabrication of Core-Sheath Nanocomposite Fibers by Co-axial Electrospinning
Kang, Minjung ; Lee, Seungsin ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 224~234
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.224
This study investigates the fabrication of core-sheath nanocomposite fibers by locating germanium (Ge) and silicon dioxide (
) nanoparticles selectively in the sheath layer by co-axial electrospinning. Co-axially spun fibers were prepared by electrospinning a pure PVA solution and Ge/
/PVA solution as the core and sheath layer, respectively. Core-sheath nanocomposite fibers were electrospun under a variety of conditions that include various feed rates for the core and sheath solutions, voltages, and concentric needle diameters, in order to find an optimum spinning condition. Ge/
nanocomposite fibers were also prepared by uniaxial electrospinning to compare fiber morphology and nanoparticle distribution with core-sheath nanofibers. Using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis, it was demonstrated that the co-axial approach resulted in the presence of nanoparticles near the surface region of the fibers compared to the overall distribution obtained for uni-axial fibers. The co-axially electrospun Ge/
/PVA nanofiber webs have possible uses in high efficiency functional textiles in which the nanoparticles located in the sheath region provide enhanced functionality.
Physiological Responses of Wearing Protective Welding Clothing Considering the Work Environment of the Shipbuilding Industry
Kim, Min-Young ; Bae, Hyun-Sook ;
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, volume 37, issue 2, 2013, Pages 235~245
DOI : 10.5850/JKSCT.2013.37.2.235
Physiological responses and subjective sensations were evaluated for wearing protective welding clothing in consideration of the work environment for the shipbuilding industry. Experimental clothing was made of oxidant carbon nonwoven fabric (SW2) and oxidant carbon/p-aramid blended fabric (SW4). The values of all items in physiological responses were higher upon wearing oxidant carbon experimental clothing versus wearing oxidant carbon/p-aramid experimental clothing (p<.001). The results of the wearing evaluation in the welding work on-site showed that existing leather protective clothing had a very low satisfaction of permeability, weight sensation and wearing sensation. For the wearing sensation of experimental clothing with SW2, permeability and durability were poor and the pressure and weight sensation satisfaction was very high. In case of SW4, the satisfaction was very high in functional movement, pressure, weight sensation and management aspects; subsequently, the overall wearing satisfaction was very good.