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Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear. The Textile Institute Book Series

  • Book

  • May 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4858547

Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear provides comprehensive coverage of academic research and industrial advances in this fast-moving field. As society becomes more health conscious, athleisure and sportswear have arrived as key fashion items in the global apparel market. In this book, designers and material scientists will find information on fibers and textiles, new processes, emerging technologies, and new applications that have helped to deliver this new wave of products. In addition to these technical details, the book covers consumer behavior, along with product design and manufacturing.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to activewear

2. Activewear designs and innovations?

3. Textiles fibers and fabrics

4. Narrow fabric elastics and accessories for activewear

5. Evaluation of perceived comfort and functional performance of activewear

6. Compression technology

7. 3D printing technologies: current applications, future trends, and challenges

8. Activewear design for competitions: case study?for Hong Kong rowing team

9. Yoga bra?design for elderly women

10. An innovative tank top equipped with biofeedback system for adolescents with early scoliosis


Joanne Yip Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Joanne Yip has published more than 100 refereed and conference papers in textile and materials science journals. She has also worked in the intimate apparel industry and is therefore particularly familiar with material and quality requirements as well as the latest production techniques used in industry. Dr. Yip is currently teaching at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and her research interests include moulding or seamless techniques used in intimate apparel and activewear, functional garments for scoliosis, new materials and technologies, and surface treatment on textiles.