Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Applied Research in Engineering, Science and Technology
Developing Comfort Enhancing of Knitted Sportswear Collection by Synthetic Fibers with Different Properties
Korhan Sen, Aysegul Kaya
This study demonstrates our effort in examining to improve the performance of activewear and provide subjective comfort in activewear. Functional properties such as elasticity, cool keeping, breathability, quick drying etc. in activewear products increase the comfort performance characteristics of the garments. The paper will focus on the textile materials and product which is designed specially by company for activewear. Comfort properties such as capable of breathing, quick dry, flexible etc. the fabrics will be reproduced. The fibres, yarns, fabrics and special finishing treatments used for activewear in order to enhance performance and properties of activewear will be discussed. In addition, it will be explained where the fabric is used and which performance characteristics are important for designing the product. Within the scope of the study, the development of an alternative comfort enhancing knitted activewear collection with different synthetic fibres was examined. The results of the literature studies have shown that various parameters to ensure comfort. Moreover design studies were made with fabric at different stages in this study. As a result, prototype tests were made considering the physical and chemical properties of the developed fabrics. These studies formed the basis for the development of raw materials. The use of these products in the prototypes of recycle yarn made from marine plastic-PET bottles shows the contribution of this study in terms of sustainability.
Keywords: activewear; breathability; functional design; recycled yarn; technical textiles.