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Title: Ergonomic clothing design
Authors: Chan, CK 
Jiang, XY
Liew, KL
Chan, LK
Wong, WK 
Lau, MP
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Textile Asia, 2003, v. 34, no. 6, p. 47-52
Abstract: Ergonomics are defined, and the ergonomic principle translated into an ideal design through a uniform called an ergo-uniform. The concept of "uniform" is discussed with the enormous variety, significance and functional properties found in all aspects of life. Five reasons for wearing a uniform are listed and the ways in which work uniforms should reflect the environment where they are worn. The requirements of an ergo-uniform are specified with the many advantages which can accrue from appropriate design. Uniform components include aspects of comfort - thermal-wet comfort, pressure comfort, tactile comfort and non-allergenic properties. Appropriate dress and its benefits are discussed, with a fashionable, up-to-date appearance necessary to promote the image of the organisation. Garment fit is essential, with four contributory factors: weight, ease of movement, pressure on the body surface and ventilation. Colour-fastness is essential, with easy aftercare, impeccable tailoring, quality workmanship, durability and elasticity. The construction of an ergo-uniform requires knowledge of fabric materials, fabric structure and dyeing and finishing.
Publisher: Business Press Ltd
Journal: Textile Asia 
ISSN: 0049-3554
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