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Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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Volume 11, Issue 6 - Dec 2009
Volume 11, Issue 5 - Oct 2009
Volume 11, Issue 4 - Aug 2009
Volume 11, Issue 3 - Jun 2009
Volume 11, Issue 2 - Apr 2009
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Feb 2009
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The Expressive Characteristics of Origami Fashion based on Functionality
Choi, Jung-Hwa ; Choi, Yoo-Jin ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 515~526
From traditional ceremony to science technology, origami was used as technique for artistic creativity and functionality based on formative characteristics. The purpose of this study is to analyze the expressive characteristics of functionality in fashion design using origami technique. The method of this study was to analyze recent documentaries, fashion books, fashion magazines, internet web site and so forth. The results were as follows: In various fields of design, the category of the expressive characteristics was classified as efficient correspondence of space, compositive convergence of function, variable potentiality of form and human ergonomic optimum. In recent origami fashion based on functionality, the efficient correspondence of space was expressed constructive or decorative pocket design, using on clothing surface and varied design by lifestyle. The compositive convergence of function was expressed innovative connection of fashion items or non-fashion items and deconstructed classical clothing pattern. The variable potentiality of form was expressed control of form by irregular fold, dynamic metamorphosis by organic fold and creation of varied clothing silhouette. The human ergonomic optimum was expressed metamorphosis mechanism from two dimension to three dimension, suitable construction to physical ability and limit and organic form based on articular folding. The functional origami fashion means reflection of nomadic lifestyle, maximum of usability, pursuit of playful sensibility, creation of new body aesthetic and pursuit of technology and humanism. And the result of these study may be used for creative inspiration in fashion design because of unique characteristics.
Fashion Paradigm of 'Slowness' on Contemporary Fashion
Ham, Youn-Ja ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 527~536
The purpose of this study is to consider the characteristics of fashion paradigm on contemporary fashion in pursuit of social change towards 'slowness'. As for the research methodology, literature survey has been undertaken. The results of this study can be summarized as followings. First, eco-friendly ethics towards sustainability is in taking action. The concept of 'cradle-to-cradle' is realized through reuse, recycle, organic material, and no use of chemical. Second, local diversity is revolving quality and longevity. Good quality of fashion made by artisans and specificity in local area is to be kept last. Third, people are recast in roles from simple consumers to self-made producers of their clothes. Users of clothes are more active and skilled role in practice of handmade, reform, DIY, and open-source design. In Conclusion, the fashion paradigm of 'slowness' is about designing, producing, consuming and living better to combine ideas for sense of nature's time, culture's time and people's time.
The Qualitative Study on Consumers' Price Related Response in Clothing Purchase Decision-Making Process
Yoon, Nam-Hee ; Rhee, Eun-Young ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 537~548
Consumers' price related response in the clothing purchase decision-making process includes their expectation of price, price perception, attitude toward price and consequent behaviors. The purposes of this research are to systematically organize consumers' price related responses in the clothing purchase decision-making process, and to explain the effect of price on their purchasing. The qualitative research including shopping observation and in-depth interview was conducted. The result identified stages that showed different price related responses in clothing purchase decision-making process, and clarified each stage's characteristics. In the internal search stage, consumers recalled price information from memory and had a specific expectation about the price. This set a direction for the external search. In the external search stage, consumers selected brands or stores by a non-compensatory evaluating with an expectation of the price, and narrowed these down to several determinant alternatives by actively evaluating the products. In case a sufficient amount of price information was not recalled, the consumer established reference price through the external search. Finally, in the purchasing stage, consumers evaluated the determinant alternatives based on their compensatory evaluation. When perception of price was negative, consumers evaluate price combined with the higher criteria of clothing benefits, such as symbolic value and usability. The research is expected to contribute to predicting consumers' responses to price, and to establishing an effective pricing strategy.
Effects of Service Quality Perception on Consumer Satisfaction and Loyalty according to Clothing Involvement at Internet Shopping Mall
Park, Eun-Joo ; Kang, Eun-Mi ; Choi, Ju-Young ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 549~555
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of service quality on consumer satisfaction and loyalty according to clothing involvement at internet shopping mall. Data were obtained from 400 college students living in Busan. Data were analyzed by factor analysis, reliability analysis, cluster analysis, t-test and regression analysis using SPSS WIN 14.0. The results indicate that companies of shopping mall striving for consumer loyalty should focus primarily on satisfaction and service quality perceived by consumer at Internet. The effects of clothing involvement on the association of consumer loyalty, satisfaction and perceived service quality are significant. This finding provides the information being efficient to develop marketing implications related to internet shopping mall.
The Effects of ALPHA-NUMERIC Brand Name on the Functional Sportswear, for its Suitability, Brand Personality, and Attitude
Suh, Hyun-Suk ; Na, Youn-Kue ; Sun, Jin-Young ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 556~565
This study investigates the effect of Alpha-numeric brand name on the product suitability, brand personality, and attitude. To do that we have chosen the functional sportswear, knowing the fact that the Alpha-numeric brand names are not hard to find in this industry. The changes have been made to Alpha-numeric names, such as the usage/non-usage of number, the size of number being used, the writing method, and the different typeface to suit for the study purpose. The results indicate that the Alpha-numeric brand names do have the effect on increasing the fitness for the product's brand. The bigger number and the cursive script will improve the product's suitability. The customers form positive attitude and favorability on the Alpha-numeric brand name compared to the regular brand name in this industry. The contribution of the study is to dig out the distinction of the communicational effects on the customers when the Alpha-numeric brand names take on the different forms. Therefore the current study enlights the practical value of Alpha-numeric brand name as part of the branding strategy.
An Exploratory Study of Textile and Fashion Trade Show Exhibiting Management
Park, Kwang-Hee ; Kim, Mun-Young ; Yoh, Eun-Ah ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 566~573
The purpose of this paper was to collect the information of textile and fashion trade show exhibiting such as the exhibition objectives, trade show selection criteria, reasons for not exhibiting, and exhibition performance. The data were collected from textile and fashion companies which participated in the Preview in Daegu or Seoul Fashion Sourcing Fair, or through the Research Company. The results showed that the most heavily weighted factor among reasons for not exhibiting was "high cost" and the most important exhibiting objective was "identifying the need and the preference of potential customers". "The quality and the quantity of sales lead" was ranked highly among exhibiting selection criteria. Also, the future of exhibition industry was also recognized positively and "effective PR and marketing activities" was assigned high importance among services provided by the organizer.
Clothing Pursuit Benefits and Underwear Purchase Behaviors of Females in Twenties
Jeon, Min-Ji ; Oh, Hee-Sun ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 574~582
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clothing pursuit benefits of female consumers in twenties, and explain the differences in underwear purchase behaviors among them. For data collection, research questionnaires were responded by 232 female consumers living in Busan. The collected data were analyzed by the frequency factor analysis using SPSS 12.0 for Windows, the factor analysis using Varimax, reliability analysis, cluster analysis, ANOVA, Duncan test, and
-test. The results of this study were as follows: First, consumers' clothing pursuit benefit was drawn from six factors: Self-esteem, Individuality, Fashion, Brand, Practicality, and Price pursuit. The results of the factor analysis of clothing benefit were divided into four groups: Brand pursuit group, Fashion pursuit group, Self-esteem pursuit group, and Individuality/rationality pursuit group. Second, the results of analysing underwear purchase behaviors among clothing pursuit benefit groups showed significant differences in purchase motive, source of information, evaluation criteria, and purchase practices. The underwear purchase motives were significantly different in diversity purchase factor between the groups; sources of information used for underwear purchase were significantly different in the window display factor. The underwear evaluation criteria were significantly different among the groups in decoration and practicality factors, while purchase practices were significantly different among the groups only in underwear purchasing places.
Sportswear Purchase Decision Factors and Brand Preference among College Students
Kim, Ki-Han ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 583~591
The purpose of this study was to examine the sportswear purchase decision factors and brand preference of college students. The subjects in this study were 614 college students who were selected by cluster random sampling from Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province. The collected data were analyzed by crosstab analysis, and the findings of the study were as follows: If a sportswear company has college students as a target market, first, the company needs to consider design and utility. Second, the company needs to expand internet sale while maintaining a strategy for centering on speciality shop and department store as for a sale of sportswear. Third, the college students themselves have a right of choice according to purchasing sportswear. Thus, a distribution company requires a direct marketing strategy targeting college students. Fourth, simple design of adding a fashion trend is needed. Fifth, the sportswear company needs to expand production and sale in jumpers and trousers based on T-shirts. Sixth, color in sportswear needs to be composed of design based on gray or black color. In order for a sportswear company to be adjusted to the global market environment here after, it requires an effort to continuously grasp consumers' trend and to apply new design and color. Also, the company will be able to be equipped with competitive edge by producing diversely functional products that are demanded by the segmented market.
A Study on the Wearing Practice and Recognized Body Type of Skirts According to Women's Age
Moon, Myeng-Ok ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 592~601
This study was conducted to find out the purchasing characteristics, the wearing practices and the preferring style of skirts. Also the comparison between recognized body type and actual body type for skirt was analyzed. The questionnaire was developed and administered to 179 women aged 20 to 59 in Busan. The women of 20th liked to buy skirts at the road shops and the internet shops but the 30th, 40th and 50th at the department stores and the discount stores. The main purpose of buying skirts was to coordinate with other clothes. The design of skirt was the most important factor of buying. The women of the 20th wore skirts without special purpose but the 30th, 40th and 50th wore those for social life. The women of the 20th liked to wear skirts with t-shirts and cardigan, the 30th with blouse and cardigan and 40~50th with blouse and jacket. As the age increased, the ratio of women who felt discomfort of skirts increased. Most of these women felt discomforts in the waist and abdomen part of skirt. The style of skirt that made up for the weak points in the body type was preferred. The preferred silhouettes of skirts were semi-tight and A-line. The preferred lengths of skirts were different from ages. Black was preferred color of skirts. There was a significant difference in recognized body type according to age groups. As the age increased, the ratio of women who thought themselves as thick waist type increased. Just only 43% women of total subjects recognized their body type accurately.
A Study on the Sizing System for Middle and Highschool Girls' Uniforms
Hyun, Eun-Kyong ; Nam, Yun-Ja ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 602~613
This study aims to improve the fit of middle and high school girls' uniforms. This study researched on the sizing system reflecting their body figures. The results are as follows. First, to classify the middle and high school girls' figures, factor analysis, and cluster analysis were conducted. 4 factors were extracted for upper body of the middle school girls, and 5 factors were extracted for the highschool girls. For the lower body, 3 factors were extracted for both the middle and high school girls. The middle school girls were then divided into 4 groups for the upper body and 4 groups for the lower body. The high school girls were divided into 4 upper and lower body groups. Third, KS size intervals were used for frequency distribution of height and bust for the bodice, height and waist for the lower body. Sizing system of the uniform company and the frequency distribution of sizes were compared. As a result, sizing system of the uniform company and the frequency distribution overlapped very little. Fourth, sizing system considering body type distribution and high frequency distribution of sizes was suggested. As a result when 6 sizes were suggested 30% of the population was covered, and when 11 sizes were suggested 55% of the population was covered.
Questionnaire Study for Commercialization of Souvenir T-shirts
Lee, Hyun-Hwa ; Nam, Yun-Ja ; Choi, Young-Lim ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 614~620
This study surveyed Koreans' as well as foreigners' satisfaction about the size and appropriateness of size label for souvenir T-shirts currently selling in domestic and overseas countries. Questionnaire survey was conducted to 205 Koreans who located in overseas and foreigners who located in Korea. The questionnaire was composed with T-shirts purchasing, difficulties in size selection, and satisfaction of fitness and prepared in Korean and english version. The survey revealed that the most dissatisfaction with the size of souvenir T-shirts concerned difficulty in finding appropriate sizes due to discrepancy between size systems different among countries and actual T-shirt size. Particularly, the participants showed relatively low degree of satisfaction with the area of shoulders and necks. When the size satisfaction was compared across countries, there were significant differences in shoulder width, shoulder length, and neck circumference. The satisfaction with shoulder width was also different depending on gender. Female participants' satisfaction was significantly lower than that of male participants.
Classification of body types of male wheelchair users
Park, Kwang-Ae ; Kwon, Young-Ah ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 621~632
The purpose of this study was to analyze the physical characteristic of the wheelchair users by directly measuring the disabled men who use a wheelchair and to classify body types. The subjects were 178 male wheelchair users 20-69 years range of age. The results of this study were as follows. The cause of disability was classified into four groups; Poliomyelitis(P), Spinal Cord Injury(S), Cerebral Palsy(C), Amputee(A). There was a remarkable difference in the physical characteristic of the wheelchair users due to their cause of disability. A have greater values in all the dimensions. P have the largest drop values and smaller values in the lower body dimensions. S have greater values in the height of upper body trunk, back interscye length, and chest circumference, whereas smaller values in waist front length and thigh circumference. C have smaller values in most body dimensions except circumference of lower limb. By the factor analysis on the anthropometric data came out the result to be eight factors. The result of cluster analysis using factor scores shows the body types of wheelchair users can be divided into four body types; PY, RBB, TBP, RA. PY type is short and has the largest drop values, whereas RBB type tends to have the smallest drop values. TBP type is tall and the torso tends to be larger than those of the other types. RA type has smaller values in front body dimensions and moderate values in other dimensions. The diversity in body types should be considered among the wheelchair users.
Man's Hair style Preference according to Lifestyle in Age 20's and 30's
Kim, Hyo-Jung ; Im, Eun-Jin ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 633~640
This study aimed to analyze man's hair style preference and lifestyle-related. A survey was made on 384 men aged 20 to 39 living in Seoul, Geonggi. Analysis of lifestyle showed that there were the most men preferring aesthetic sense-oriented lifestyles. They had a high preference for an western type face, middle length of hair, non-wave hair style in the all group by lifestyle. The long hair and wave hair style were more preferred by the fashion-oriented than the others. The plans by this study were as follows. Firstly, it is necessary to develop the hair style which complements into the western type face and the hair style by the length of growing hair. In addition, the internetmarketing by manly internet information-oriented group will be a help to marketing strategies.
A Study on the Physical Properties and the Handle of Silver Combined Knit
Kwon, Do-Yeon ; Kwon, Young-Ah ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 641~647
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical properties and handle of knitwears made with silver yarns. The four different knitted fabrics were made and compared: cotton(C), cotton/silver(CS), polyester(P), and polyester/silver(PS). If fabrics knitted with silver combined yarns, their electrical shield properties, UV-cut properties, anti-static properties, and air permeability were improved. As an additional effect this also improves the antibacterial properties of fabrics. It was found that overall physical properties and functional properties were improved by using silver yarn with cotton. The silver knitted fabric was found to be improved its softness and fullness hand for apparel.
Development of an Expert System for Optimum Fusible Interlining
Yun, Soon-Young ; Kim, Sung-Min ; Park, Chang-Kyu ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 648~660
In this research, an expert system has been developed to select optimum well-matched fusible interlinings with a face fabric. First, a database of face fabrics and fusible interlinings has been constructed. And knowledge acquisition has been performed from the previous studies about the properties of fusible interlinings and fused composites as well as fusing prsocess quality control. Then, a rule-based knowledge-base has been constructed through knowledge classification. Finally, we have constructed an inference engine with the knowledge-base. The expert system enables us to easily select optimum fusible interlinings for a face fabric considering high quality fused composites and fashion trend.
Dyeing of Thermal Bonded Polyester Fabric by using Low-melting-point Bicomponent Filament Yarn - Head tie -
Ji, Myeong-Gyo ; Lee, Shin-Hee ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 661~666
The purpose of this study is to analyze the dyeability of polyester(PET) fabric by thermal bonding with low melting component of bicomponent fiber and to describe the change of physical properties of thermal bonded PET fabrics. The PET fabrics were prepared with regular PET fiber as warp and bicomponent fiber as weft. The bicomponent fiber of sheath-core type was composed with a regular PET core and low melting PET sheath. The thermal bonding of PET fabric was carried out in pin tenter(
) for 60 seconds. In this study, we investigated the dye ability and fastness of the dyed PET fabric. Dye ability of E-type dyestuff is higher than S-type dyestuff. In the case of E- type dyestuff, the saturated dyeing time was 10minutes at
. The washing fastness and light fastness were excellent as 4-5grade.
The Use Possibility as a Dyestuff of Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract
Bai, Sang-Kyoung ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 667~671
The use possibility as a dyestuff of Scutellaria baicalensis was investigated. The optimum conditions were evaluated when silk fabrics were dyed by Scutellaria baicalensis extract. The colorants of Scutellaria baicalensis were extracted better in water than methanol. The optical dyeing concentration was 80%(v/v), dyeing temperature was
, dyeing time was 60minites, dyeing repetition was 2 turns. A Post-mordant method showed higher K/S value than premordant one, especially post-Fe appeared the highest value and post-Cr was second. Surface color was all Y. The color fastness was very good at the second repetition of no mordanted silk fabrics, all mordant fabrics were not improved the colorfastness. The antibacterial activity showed at Staphylococcus aureus tested specimen that bacterial reduction rate was 99.7%.
Effect of Several Solvents on Low Temperature Wool Dyeing
Dho, Seong-Kook ;
Fashion & Textile Research Journal, volume 11, issue 4, 2009, Pages 672~677
To reduce the dependence of wool dyeing on the temperature several solvents with different properties and structures were added to the dye bath of C. I. Acid Yellow 42. Nearly the same total solubility parameters(
) of solvents as those of wool fiber and hydrophobic part of the dyestuff were needed to increase disaggregation of dye molecules, loosening the wool fiber and wickabilty of dyeing solution; besides, the large surface tension(
) value of the solvents and the well balanced values of the three-component Hansen solubility parameters such as dispersion(
), and hydrogen(
) bonding parameters were required. Among the added solvents dimethyl phthalate(DMP) and acetophenone(AP) were satisfied with these conditions and worked the most successfully in the low temperature wool dyeing. Their effectiveness proven by the dyeing rate and the activation energy (
) of the dyeing was in the order of DMP > AP > DBE > CH > M >NONE. In conclusion the total solubility parameters(
), the three-component Hansen parameters and the surface tension(
) of DMP and AP could be the guidelines to select suitable solvents for low temperature wool dyeing.