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An Overview of Parachute Fabric
K. Boomila

A parachute is a device, used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag, or in case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift. Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong cloth, originally silk, most commonly nylon.

Sportech - Making Sports Smarter, Faster & Safer
Amit Sengupta & Mayur Basuk

Worldwide there is an increased interest in the traditional as well as nontraditional sports like adventure sports particularly among the ladies and youths. Among the Indians, adventure sports activities are still at a nascent stage, but the country is a hub for adventure sports for tourists. With the increase in living standard and change in life style, the adventure sports will grow...

Technology Involved in Breathable Sportswear
Mahfuzer Rahman Maruf

Whenever a sportswear is designed, the first priority should be the breath-ability of the garments. The difference between the normal garments & sportswear is there the sportswear must be breathable than that of normal garments. Breathability means the garments having a capacity to transfer the moist vapor through the pore of garments.

Development of E- Health Monitoring Garment

SMART fabrics and wearable technology is a unique and essential reference source for researchers, designers and engineers developing textiles and clothing products in this cross-disciplinary area and interactive textiles are conceived as innovative textile structure integrating sensing, actuation, electronic, and power and/or communication functions.

Role of Elastane in Apparel World

Elastane also known with its trade names, Lycra, Spandex, Dorlastan etc is a synthetic fiber. Elastane fibers have properties that are not present in nature, the most important being its exceptional elasticity.

Nanotechnology & Textiles : Medical Textiles, Sport/Outdoor Textiles - Part II

Non conventional advanced technical textiles are high added value products and represent, at the moment, a limited portion of technical textiles sector.

Nanotechnology & Textiles : Medical Textiles, Sport/Outdoor Textiles – Part I

This report covers the specific areas of outdoors/sports textiles and medical textiles enhanced by nanotechnology.

Moisture Management Properties & its Importance in Active Wear

The textile industry was introduced to America in the 19th century from England. But the apparel industry is an American creation at the turn of the 20th century in the Greater Boston area by Jewish tailors.

Clothing Physiology and Comfort

Cultural and sociological theories have frequently tried to give oversimplified explanations of the motives of human clothing.

Apparel Retail Practices in Terms of Sustainability

Everybody understands the impact of fashion and textiles on the environment. Sustainable fashion has become the need of the hour! Almost 66 percent of total retailers have already started working in this direction. Major apparel retailers like GAP Inc., Marks and Spencer, Target, Walmart stores, and others are a few of the big names in this industry practicing sustainability. Surveys...

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