Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all major themes pertaining to advances in fashion technology & improved understanding of textile manufacturing and making them available online freely without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.
Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering focuses on the topics that include:
Fiber Science & Technology
Clothing/ Apparel Technologies
Studies on Colors & Dyes
Aestethics of Textile
Textile Finishing and Care
Fashion Designing & Marketing
Nanotechnology in textile Research
Review processing is performed by the editorial board members of Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering or outside experts; at least two independent reviewers approval followed by editor approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript. Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the online tracking system, hopefully to publication.
Development of Aloe Gel Coated Single Jersey Fabric for Dermatitis
The awareness of health and hygiene for consumers has increased the demand for antimicrobial textiles. Whilst in the past it was predominantly technical textiles which had antimicrobial finishes in particular to protect against bacteria and fungi; now-a-days textiles worn close to the body have been developed for a variety of different applications as far as medical and hygienic tasks. Antimicrobial finish on fabrics can minimize the transfer of microorganisms onto the wearer by creating a physical barrier. The various medicinal plants found in nature exhibit excellent anti-microbial properties. A novel attempt has been imparted in this research work to develop medicinal herb Aloe barbadensis gel extracts treated single jersey cotton knitted fabrics using alternate medical concepts to cure atopic dermatitis. It involves the applications of aloe gel extracts of the plant onto cotton knitted fabric by optimizing finish process conditions such as concentration, time and temperature by Box and Behnken statistical method.
Rheology Study of Starch Extracted from Germinated Ragi and its Application in Textile Printing
Finger millet (Ragi) is a non-conventional carbohydrate rich source, which can be used as source of starch. Germinated ragi is generally discarded as a waste material and is used for non productive purposes. In the present investigation, starch extracted from germinated ragi has been compared with the starch from non-germinated ragi, as a thickener in textile printing. Extraction of starch was done by alkali steeping method. Analysis of both the starches was done by measuring swelling power, paste clarity, crystallinity and iodine binding. Printing of vat dyes on 100% cotton fabric was carried out using both the starches as thickener. The effect of solid contents of thickener and the shearing time on the viscosity of paste over a wide range of shear rates was studied for both germinated and non germinated ragi. The solid contents of the starch obtained from both germinated and sound grains were adjusted to have printable viscosity of the pastes. The prints were analyzed by measuring colour value (K/S and L*, a*, b* value), bending length, light fastness and fastness to washing and crocking. Results suggest that germinated ragi can be used partially in blends if not fully, as a thickener in printing.
Simple Modelling of Fiber- Reinforced Plastic Composite
This paper describes a simple geometric model (sinusoidal model) of fibre reinforced plastic composite (FRP composite). On the basis of this model it will be presented how to obtain certain geometric parameters which fully characterize the geometry of composite structure. Using geometrical considerations it is feasible to calculate basic mechanical parameters such as Young’s modulus, very useful for further stress analysis. Such mechanical considerations and method for calculating mechanical parameters will be presented in this paper. On the basis of above mentioned theoretical considerations a special computer program was developed. The method of calculation presented in this paper can be applied to more complicated models of FRP composites.
An Investigation into the Effect of Fabric Structure and Yarn Twist Direction on the Curling Behavior of Single Jersey Weft Knitted Fabrics
In this work, the curling behavior of single jersey weft-knitted fabrics produced from different structures and yarn twist directions is studied. Curling behavior was characterized in terms of curling surface in both course and wale directions. It is concluded that the curling surface value of weft-knitted fabric samples produced from the Z-twist ring-spun yarn is higher than that of the samples produced from the S-twist cotton ring-spun yarn. The comparison between different fabric structures reveals that the presence of tuck stitches in fabric structure results in a (or leads to a) lower curling surface.