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Reading Is Cool: The Benefits Of Organizing A Student Reading Group, Ashley Hasty Nov 2015

Reading Is Cool: The Benefits Of Organizing A Student Reading Group, Ashley Hasty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce how a student reading group can be implemented at various colleges and universities in curricular and co-curricular programs while also meeting important and universal learning objectives. More importantly, the purpose of this presentation is to unite reading groups across the country in hopes for a larger conversation amongst diverse students across apparel and textile disciplines.


Redesigning Medical Uniforms In A Junior Level Collaborative Studio, Injoo Kim, Brooke Brandewie Nov 2015

Redesigning Medical Uniforms In A Junior Level Collaborative Studio, Injoo Kim, Brooke Brandewie

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this Collaborative Studio was focused holistically on the intersection of effective problem-solving skills including in-depth analysis of the problem and empathetic attitudes towards the problem, as well as self-directed learning (SDL) skills and successful collaboration skills.


Thermal Comfort Evaluation Of Seam Types In Athletic Bodywear (Ug - 1st Place), Eric Beaudette, Huiju Park Nov 2015

Thermal Comfort Evaluation Of Seam Types In Athletic Bodywear (Ug - 1st Place), Eric Beaudette, Huiju Park

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

To objectively evaluate the thermal comfort properties of three typical seams used in sportswear construction (overlock seam, flatlock seam and adhesive seam), this study examined 1) physical properties of seams created by the three seaming methods in small-scale fabric samples, and 2) thermal properties of activewear bodysuit created by the three seaming methods through a series of thermal manikin test.


Developing Soft Skills Through Multi-Disciplinary Cooperative And Situated Learning, Siwon Cho, Laura Morthland, Laura K. Kidd, Shelby Adkinson Nov 2015

Developing Soft Skills Through Multi-Disciplinary Cooperative And Situated Learning, Siwon Cho, Laura Morthland, Laura K. Kidd, Shelby Adkinson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Authors propose a teaching method to enhance student acquisition of soft skills through a more social application of their specific discipline knowledge. Objectives of this study were to increase (1) student application of current discipline knowledge in the assigned activities, (2) student gains in advanced knowledge through practical performance, and (3) student development of soft skills through the cooperative and collaborative process.


Functional Design: Exploring Design For Disability In A Childrenswear Course, Martha L. Hall, Michele A. Logo Nov 2015

Functional Design: Exploring Design For Disability In A Childrenswear Course, Martha L. Hall, Michele A. Logo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An experimental course in childrenswear was offered which combined fashion and functional design with design for disability for real users. This studio course extended the core apparel design curriculum to include both functional and adaptive design, children as a target market, and knitwear. The capstone was a co-design for disability project in which students were tasked with holistically addressing the clothing-related needs for a specific pediatric user.


When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser Nov 2015

When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Wolnamchima especially represents a dominant cultural phenomena among housewives and rural women in South Korea in the 1970s. Moreover, it is noteworthy that the Wolnamchima, with its Vietnamese modifier, had the ability to become so ubiquitous and to remain popular so long (until the 1980s) in rural areas of Korea. We have approached this study through the lens of two concepts. We borrow the first concept from Benedict Anderson (2006), who characterized a “nation” as an “imagined community.” Through his concept, one can examine impressions and stereotypes that Koreans held regarding the nation of Vietnam: the imagination of a country ...


A Feminist Visual Content Analysis Of College-Level Textile And Apparel Textbooks 1970s-2010: Intersections Of Gender, Race, And Size, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Laura Kane Nov 2015

A Feminist Visual Content Analysis Of College-Level Textile And Apparel Textbooks 1970s-2010: Intersections Of Gender, Race, And Size, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Laura Kane

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

No scholars have examined the imagery or representations within our textbooks; therefore, with a feminist lens, this study asks who is represented or not represented in our textile and apparel textbooks? How are individuals represented? Have these representations changed over time? Lastly, how are gender differences portrayed? It is our goal to unearth and expose how scholars in our field chose to represent individuals in the texts, which are integral components to textile and apparel majors’ learning experience in the classroom. We ask these questions because these are the students who will enter the fashion industry to create and recreate ...


Continued Change In Geringsing Weaving In Tenganan, Bali, Kaye Crippen Nov 2015

Continued Change In Geringsing Weaving In Tenganan, Bali, Kaye Crippen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

For villagers their geringsing is more than just a piece of cloth—they are sacred and they keep the village pure when worn during ceremonies such as the month long Sabah Usamba. The author’s field work started in 1985 and culminated with an Indonesia research permit from 1997- 1999. This paper will give a review of changes from 1985 to 1999 and compare to 2014 observations regarding ceremonial dress, the state of weaving, the village, and tourism in Tenganan. This ethnographic research used the technique of participant observer.


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar Nov 2015

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill Nov 2015

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney Nov 2015

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


Fiber And Place, Denise Nicole Green Nov 2015

Fiber And Place, Denise Nicole Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Fiber and Place seminar session explored the multi-sited nature of fiber, tracing lifecycles and ongoing histories to understand how cultural, social, economic, aesthetic, scientific and natural worlds are produced, transformed and engaged through fiber. Seminar participants identified themes shared across their various research projects, including: (1) phenomenology and ways of knowing; (2) aesthetics and design practice, (3) supply chains and “value”; (4) production/consumption in a transnational context; and (5) life cycle and seasonal cycles. In this paper, we present aspects of our seminar participants’ distinctive research projects and how they intersect with fiber, place and the aforementioned themes.


Round 2: What Does Textile And Apparel Interdisciplinary Research And Education Look Like In The 21st Century?, Jung Ha-Brookshire, Karen Labat Nov 2015

Round 2: What Does Textile And Apparel Interdisciplinary Research And Education Look Like In The 21st Century?, Jung Ha-Brookshire, Karen Labat

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The majority of the session was dedicated to discussing five key Grand Challenges that the Sedona Group had previously identified. The five Grand Challenges were: (a) environmental sustainability (climate change, preservation, resource utilization, etc.) led by Linda Welters; (b) social sustainability (Corporate social responsibility, community development, poverty, etc.) led by Dee Knight; (c) health and well-being (obesity, mental health, body image, quality of life, disruptive technology, etc.) led by Nancy Rudd; (d) shifts in demographics (aging, immigration, diversity, etc.) led by Andrew Reiley; and (e) inequality (in gender, ethnicity, education, wealth, etc.) led by Minjeong Kim. Karen LaBat and Jung ...


Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Online Clothing And Textile Courses, Genna Reeves-Dearmond, Jennifer Mower, Keith Nishida Nov 2015

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Online Clothing And Textile Courses, Genna Reeves-Dearmond, Jennifer Mower, Keith Nishida

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An exploratory evaluation of ITAA proceedings from the past five years indicates that there have been limited studies regarding practices and assignments in online clothing and textile (CT) courses. It is important to continue assessment of online education in the CT discipline because the most recent “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States” report indicates that 31.1% of college students are enrolled in an online course with a 10% or more increase in enrollment each year since 2002 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). The purpose of this research was to obtain perceptions and evaluations regarding CT online courses. In ...


Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural-Urban Interface, Alyssa Adomaitis, Diana Saiki Nov 2015

Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural-Urban Interface, Alyssa Adomaitis, Diana Saiki

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to explore the understanding of these social learning and interaction concepts in AT curriculum (Saiki & Adomaitis, 2014) among students in different regions of the United States. The main research questions were: (1) Will students from two regions (rural and urban) have different definitions of (a) fast fashion and (b) apparel quality? (2)If there are rural and urban differences, how are the definitions different? The topic is significant because understanding how the demographics of students in AT programs can assist instructors in addressing student learning needs. It can also guide instructors in working with ...


The Impacts Of Inverted Pleats On Fabric Drapability, Elham Maqsood, Hsiou-Lien Chen Nov 2015

The Impacts Of Inverted Pleats On Fabric Drapability, Elham Maqsood, Hsiou-Lien Chen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Although the drape characteristics of a piece of 2D flat fabric can be measured by a drape meter or by image analysis method, when fabrics go through several operations during garment constructions, their drape behaviors are altered. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the effects of inverted pleats on the drapeability of different woven fabrics, since pleat is commonly used in garment construction for functional or aesthetic purposes.


Evaluation Of A Modular Layering Approach For Heat Loss Improvement In Structural Firefighter Turnout Garments, Meredith Mcquerry, Emiel Denhartog, Roger Barker Nov 2015

Evaluation Of A Modular Layering Approach For Heat Loss Improvement In Structural Firefighter Turnout Garments, Meredith Mcquerry, Emiel Denhartog, Roger Barker

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Heat stress, due to overprotection, is an important cause of firefighter fatalities in specific working conditions (Rossi 2005). There are two vital, yet contradictory factors, which play a role in the heat stress a firefighter experiences. The multi-layer construction of firefighter turnouts hinders the ability of heat loss to occur by increasing thermal insulation and evaporative resistance. e development of a modular approach was evaluated by eliminating specific layers, to analyze their specific contribution to heat strain in certain working conditions, where threat of heat and flame are not present. The results presented here focused on the thermal comfort and ...


Sensing Lower Body Lifting Posture Through Disposable Sensing Coveralls, Cheol-Hong Min, Crystal Compton, Lucy E. Dunne Nov 2015

Sensing Lower Body Lifting Posture Through Disposable Sensing Coveralls, Cheol-Hong Min, Crystal Compton, Lucy E. Dunne

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Back injuries are the most common type of work injuries in the U.S. today (Bereau of Labor Statistics, 2013). These injuries can occur when excessive force is applied to the back during lifting with poor posture. This study focuses on the detection of lower body posture to assist workers in the prevention of posture related injuries by integrating stitched stretch sensors into a commonly worn type of personal protective equipment (PPE), disposable coveralls.


We Are Textiles And Apparel, Elizabeth Bye Nov 2015

We Are Textiles And Apparel, Elizabeth Bye

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

President's Address


In Practice: Perceptions Of User Involvement In The Activewear Industry, Kristen Morris, Susan Ashdown Nov 2015

In Practice: Perceptions Of User Involvement In The Activewear Industry, Kristen Morris, Susan Ashdown

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Within the field of functional apparel design, DeJonge (1981) explains that users are relied upon to clarify problems, pinpoint critical design considerations, and provide insight on their expectations. These methods are used to help the designer move beyond the apparent request of the client toward a more comprehensive picture of the problem (DeJonge, 1984). The literature is focused on how users are engaged in practice but does not address designer’s attitudes in engaging users or the value of user involvement in the apparel product development process. This research explores these issues through industry interviews with apparel designers and developers ...


Mapping The Clothing Taskscape To Assess User's Needs, Sandra Tullio-Pow, Megan Strickfaden Nov 2015

Mapping The Clothing Taskscape To Assess User's Needs, Sandra Tullio-Pow, Megan Strickfaden

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The assessment of user’s needs within the clothing context is central to developing design criteria that acknowledges specialized needs, especially when creating functional apparel. With a growing need for specialized apparel due to aging demographics and people with disabilities or those employed in in specific work environments, as well as other niche markets, current design practice may be improved by considering the clothing taskscape as a means to examining people’s clothing needs more holistically. The clothing taskscape is about determining garment attributes along with how people interact with their clothing.


Gracefall: Codesigning A Fall-Protective Winter Coat Technology For Elderly Women, Kristin Rogers, Peter Jans, Caitlin Maclaughlin, Lauren Ivy, Juyeon Park Nov 2015

Gracefall: Codesigning A Fall-Protective Winter Coat Technology For Elderly Women, Kristin Rogers, Peter Jans, Caitlin Maclaughlin, Lauren Ivy, Juyeon Park

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As the human body ages, various physical changes occur that can greatly affect the fit and look of clothing previously worn by an individual at an earlier age. However, there is evidence to show that the fit needs of the elderly are not considered by clothing manufacturers (Ashdown & Hyunshin, 2008), which results in clothing options which are ill-fitting and uncomfortable. Additionally, diminished strength, balance, cognition, and other physical consequences of aging increase the likelihood of falls (Alwan, 2008). One-third of the elderly population falls each year (Karlsson, Vonschewelov, Karlsson, Coster, & Rosengen, 2013). Out of 37.3 million falls, 424,000 ...


Investigation Of Therapy Clothing Products For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Su-Jeong Hwang Shin, Brianna Smith, Kristi Gaines Nov 2015

Investigation Of Therapy Clothing Products For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Su-Jeong Hwang Shin, Brianna Smith, Kristi Gaines

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a developmental disorder with a wide range of symptoms including difficulty with communication and social interaction, repetitive behaviors, and deficits in sensory perception. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are particularly sensitive to the surrounding environment. The sensory issues may include: oversensitivity to loud noises and touching. Typical behaviors due to overstimulation are: withdrawing to avoid the overwhelming sensation, temper tantrums, screaming, and running away. The sensory systems of individuals with ASD may become overloaded since they have difficulty filtering stimuli from the environment, and become overwhelmed. Oversensitivity to loud noises and touching may cause ...


Leap Of Imagination: Design Heuristics Help Students Think Outside The Box And Devise Novel, More Diverse Solutions., Julia Kramer, Shanna Daly, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen Seifert, Richard Gonzalez Oct 2015

Leap Of Imagination: Design Heuristics Help Students Think Outside The Box And Devise Novel, More Diverse Solutions., Julia Kramer, Shanna Daly, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Publications

Innovations depend on creative-concept generation, but engineering students often struggle to come up with ideas. They typically proffer a handful and fixate either on their first idea or existing solutions. As a result, students explore only a narrow subset of possible solutions.


Jellies, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Jellies, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Jellies are colorful plastic shoes that were very popular in the 1980s in mainly Europe and the United States. Women and children of all classes wore them because they were fun, easy-to-care-for summer footwear that was relatively inexpensive. They were available in many different colors, textures, and styles, from slip-ons to sandals. Although jellies were the most prevalent during the 1980s, they come back into style every few years.


Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The barong tagalong, also known as the barong Filipino or simply the barong, is the national men's shirt of the Philippines. It is a long-sleeved, collared shirt, buttoning halfway down the front. Traditionally, the barong is made of white, transparent cloth with embroidery around the buttons. The shirt is usually woven out of pina fiber, which is harvested from the leaves of the pineapple plant.


Exploring The Determinants Of E-Commerce By Integrating A Technology–Organization–Environment Framework And An Expectation–Confirmation Model, Sung Mi Song, Eojina Kim, Liang (Rebecca) Tang, Robert H. Bosselman Jan 2015

Exploring The Determinants Of E-Commerce By Integrating A Technology–Organization–Environment Framework And An Expectation–Confirmation Model, Sung Mi Song, Eojina Kim, Liang (Rebecca) Tang, Robert H. Bosselman

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

An increasing number of lodging businesses utilize online third-party intermediaries (OTPIs) for distribution services on the internet. The purpose of the study was to investigate the decision-making processes of lodging firms in the adoption of OTPIs. The study developed and tested a conceptual model by strategically combining a technology–organization–environment framework (TOE) and an expectation–confirmation model (ECM). The results showed that, with regard to TOE, technology and organization have significant impacts on confirmation in ECM. Furthermore, the environment aspect of TOE significantly influences satisfaction in ECM, and both confirmation and satisfaction are antecedents of continuance intention. The study ...


Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The faja is a compression undergarment, similar to a girdle. The faja is worn very tight on the body to create an extremely curvy hourglass figure. The undergarment shifts organs and flesh and has been said to reduce one's appetite. The degree of figure shaping and body compression depends on the fabric composition. Versions can be found in mixtures of spandex, cotton, nylon, or latex; the less forgiving the material, the more flattering the effect. The undergarment may be closed with hooks, a zipper, or both.