Year of Publication

2018

Degree Name

Master of Science in Retailing and Tourism Management (MSRTM)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Agriculture, Food and Environment

Department/School/Program

Retailing and Tourism Management

First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth P. Easter

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to evaluate and compare the performance, aesthetic and material properties of women’s t-shirts composed of three different sustainable fibers (lyocell, organic cotton, and viscose from bamboo) before and after repeated home laundering. A convenience sample was comprised of thirty-nine t-shirts. Thirteen black t-shirts from each fiber content were used for testing according to ASTM and AATCC standards. The evaluations and measurements were performed initially and after wash intervals one, five, ten, and twenty. The t-shirts were tested for fabric weight, fabric count, color fastness, smoothness appearance, pilling, dimensional stability and skewness.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2018.468

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