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The possible applications of self-healing fibres in the apparel industry : a sustainable strategy to reduce the production of clothing?

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The possible applications of self-healing fibres in the apparel industry : a sustainable strategy to reduce the production of clothing?

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QUOTE “Sustainability strives in society to create innovative solutions for the damaged and seriously affected environment caused by ignorance in the past.” AIM The aim of this research is to define how to make self-healing fibres relevant for the apparel industry. This implies research on the application of self-healing fibres into garments and into which apparel sector self-healing technology would be beneficial. Eventually, the research will be used for an article for the Fibre2Fashion magazine, to encourage the apparel industry to invest in self-healing technology and its research. The Fibre2Fashion magazine provides information for businesses on the latest developments in the worldwide textiles and apparel industry. It provides effective business solutions and textile based information; for instance, through informative articles. The article based on the research report will inform the readers about the various possibilities of self-healing technology in the apparel industry. Also more in depth information about the application of self-healing fibres in garments will be provided and give advice for whom self-healing fibres could be beneficial. QUESTIONS - How are self-healing fibres produced to make them applicable for the apparel industry? - How to incorporate self-healing fibres in garments? - What are the possibilities of implementing self-healing garments in the apparel industry? - What are the future recommendations for the apparel industry, concerning self-healing technology? TABLE OF CONTENTS //CHAPTER 1: Introduction and rationale. - //CHAPTER 2: Self-healing technology /2.1 Self-healing fibers; 2.1.1 Results laboratory /2.2 Self-healing garments; 2.2.1 Results atelier /2.3 Challenges; 2.3.1 Production of self-healing garments; 2.3.2 Use and care of self-healing garments /2.4 Conclusion. - //CHAPTER 3: Possible applications in garments /3.1 Clothing repair shops /3.2 Consumer; 3.2.1 Survey (Disposal of garments; Preservation of garments); 3.2.2 Socks; 3.2.3 Outerwear; Sportswear /3.3 Workwear and Uniforms /3.4 Conclusion. - //CHAPTER 4: Future recommendations /4.1 Possible future research /4.2 Possible future applications /4.3 Possible future application in apparel industry /4.4 Conclusion. - //CHAPTER 5: Conclusion Literature; Appendix ARTICLE In this article the following self-healing materials are introduced as promising for product development in the apparel industry: 1. Self-healing coating 2. Self-healing fibres 3. Self-healing sewing yarn

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
AfdelingMedia, Creatie en Informatie
Jaar2016
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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