Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile EngineeringISSN: 2329-9568

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Research Article, J Fashion Technol Textile Eng Vol: 4 Issue: 2

Recycled Jean: Property Comparison to Standard Jean

Tamsin Borman1 and Danmei Sun*
School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Corresponding author :Danmei Sun
School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
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Received: April 09, 2015 Accepted: May 09, 2016 Published: May 14, 2016
Citation: Borman T, Sun D (2016) Recycled Jean: Property Comparison to Standard Jean. J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 4:2.doi:10.4172/2329-9568.1000136

Abstract

Within the fashion industry sustainability is a hot topic, however the idea of recycling unwanted clothing into new is one that isn’t being explored as intensively as other areas. This study brings to light the valuable source that is recycled cotton fibres and to explore ways in which consumers can be made more aware of these garments. Fabrics from two pairs of jeans, one made of standard cotton fibre and the other made of recycled cotton, have been studied. Their mechanical properties were studied and comparisons were made to identify the quality of the recycled cotton fibres as sustainable alternative to standard cotton fibres.

Keywords: Recycled jean; Property comparison; Tear test

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