Characteristics of Selected Lining Fabrics on the Ghanaian Market Used for Garment Construction
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 27-33
Received: Apr. 3, 2020;
Accepted: Apr. 20, 2020;
Published: May 19, 2020
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Patience Danquah Monnie, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Winston Yao Sappor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
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Linings used in garment construction provide comfort for the wearer, preserve the shape of a garment and conceal constructional details thus improving both the garment’s appearance and performance. The aim of this research was to assess the performance of three most patronized lining fabrics on the Ghanaian market. Three different brands of lining fabrics commonly used for garment construction were selected and labelled A, B and C. A total number of 63 specimens were used for the study. The parameters tested included weave type, thread count, weight, tensile strength, dimensional change to washing and colourfastness. The average values of the parameters tested were recorded. The results of the study showed that the performance properties of the selected lining fabrics varied. The fabric brand C performed best in terms of colourfastness to crocking, change in colour to washing and dimensional stability. All the evaluated lining fabric samples met standard specifications for fibre content, weave type and strength, but not weight, while some performed better in some parameters tested than others. The thread count reflected the weight and strength of the investigated samples, but not the dimensional stability. As thread count increased the weight and strength also increased. It is therefore, recommended that consumers of lining fabrics pay much attention to their selection as their performance properties vary and can affect the fashion fabrics. Further research works can be conducted where the number of lining fabric brands will be increased to help determine the compliance of manufacturers to specifications for such products.
Lining Fabrics, Tensile Strength, Colourfastness, Dimensional Change, Garment, Construction, Ghana
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Patience Danquah Monnie,
Winston Yao Sappor,
Characteristics of Selected Lining Fabrics on the Ghanaian Market Used for Garment Construction, Science, Technology & Public Policy.
Vol. 4, No. 1,
2020, pp. 27-33.
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