Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 2006)

    Effects of Laundering on Environmentally-Improved and Classic Denim Fabrics

    (Received 2 March 2005; accepted 6 October 2005)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Denim manufactures are capitalizing on consumers' environmental awareness and are producing fabrics constructed from environmentally-improved fibers. This experimental study examined the effects of launderings on the breaking strength, and breaking elongation of environmentally improved and classic denim fabrics. There were significant differences in the percent changes in breaking strength and elongation of the environmentally-improved and classic denim fabrics as a result of repeated launderings. The 80 % cotton/20 % PET (poly (ethylene teraphthalate)) maintained its strength during laundering. The organic cotton performed similarly to the two classic fabrics; it proved robust to laundering with respect to breaking strength and breaking elongation. Overall, the environmentally-improved denim fabrics performed similarly to the classic denim fabrics with respect to breaking strength and breaking elongation.


    Author Information:

    Fox, A
    Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co, Quality Assurance, Fort Worth, TX

    Moore, MA
    Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


    Stock #: JTE14087

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE14087

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    Title Effects of Laundering on Environmentally-Improved and Classic Denim Fabrics
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E28