For any manufacturer product innovation, modification and diversification are essential to keep pace with the developing competition in the markets whether it is national or international. The innovation, the modification or diversification can lead to changes in dimensions or physical and chemical characteristics, or in structure and texture. In this work tricot warp knitted fabrics were used for innovative modification which can be used in varieties of applications. Although warp knits already finds applications in certain apparel, industrial, medical and in Geo textiles.
The objective of this work is to develop the warp knitted garments with a specific focus on aesthetic innovation making it suitable for selected apparel end uses. Using tricot warp knitted fabrics garments were developed for sports and casual wears segments suitable for men and women. Using the principles and elements of designing the aesthetic modifications has been incorporated on tricot fabrics. Aesthetically modified fabrics were tested for their suitableness to their intended apparel end uses. Printing, embroidery and hand works like bead, stone, mirror and shell works were the surface modifications used for the aesthetic innovation of the garments.
About the Authors:
A.N. Sai Krishnan is a lecturer at the Department of Apparel Technology at PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore.
A. Thirugnanasambantham is a senior lecturer at the Department of Apparel Technology at PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore.