Includes bibliographical references and index.
Statistics show that the wear comfort is the most important property of clothing demanded by consumers. This book is the first of its kind to compile all the information on clothing comfort into one complete volume, providing the reader with a fundamental understanding of comfort and how to design textiles to maximise comfort for the wearer. Part 1 includes the fundamental principles of comfort. Part 2 reviews how to measure and assess comfort. Part 3 analyses how to improve the physical aspects of comfort in textiles and apparel and part 4 concludes with a range of case studies involving the incorporation of comfort, such as medical and sportswear applications.
1. Factors affecting comfort: human physiology and the role of clothing / A.K. Roy Choudhury, P.K. Majumdar and D. Datta -- 2. Properties of fibers and fabrics that contribute to human comfort / S.A. Hosseini Ravandi and M. Valizadeh -- 3. Wool and garment comfort / J. Stanton -- 4. How consumers perceive comfort in apparel / F.S. Kilinc-Balci -- 5. Laboratory measurement of thermo-physiological comfort / L. Hes and J. Williams -- 6. Testing, analyzing and predicting the comfort properties of textiles / F.S. Kilinc-Balci -- 7. Improving thermal comfort in apparel / C.P. Ho, J. Fan, E. Newton and R. Au -- 8. Improving moisture management in apparel / R.S. Rengasamy -- 9. Improving tactile comfort in fabrics and clothing / A. Das and R. Alagirusamy -- 10. Garment pattern design and comfort / P. Watkins -- 11. Improving body movement comfort in apparel / S.P. Ashdown -- 12. Evaluating the heat stress and comfort of firefighter and emergency responder protective clothing / R. Barker -- 13. Improving comfort in military protective clothing / S. Duncan, T. McLellan, and E.G. Dickson -- 14. Balancing comfort and function in textiles worn by medical personnel / W. Cao and R.M. Cloud -- 15. Improving comfort in sports and leisure wear / V.T. Bartels -- 16. Cold weather clothing and comfort / I. Holm�er -- 17. Achieving comfort in intimate apparel / W. Yu.