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Title: Application of laser engraving for sustainable fashion design
Authors: Yuan, GX
Jiang, SX 
Newton, E
Au, WM 
Keywords: Fashion design
Laser engraving
Wool/polyester blended fabric
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Research journal of textile and apparel, 2013, v. 17, no. 2, p. 21-27 How to cite?
Journal: Research journal of textile and apparel 
Abstract: In this paper, the novel surface effects of fashion garments through CO2 laser engraving treatment were investigated. To improve the visual appearance, the wool/polyester blended fabric was treated with ideal parameters including resolution (dpi) and pixel time (μs). The physical properties, which include weight, thickness, air permeability, thermal conductivity and tear strength, were evaluated in accordance with international specifications. This study reveals the potential of feasible fashion designs through laser engraving. The computer-aided design method can open up new possibilities for green fashion design. It is believed that fashion design with rich artistic appearances such as patterns, colors and textures can cater for fashion industries and the process can facilitate quick responses to the market.
ISSN: 1560-6074
DOI: 10.1108/RJTA-17-02-2013-B004
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