Pleat Effects With Alternative Materials and Finishing Methods

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Acar S., Meric D., Kurtuldu E.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.29, no.1, pp.41-49, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.32710/tekstilvekonfeksiyon.397595
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-49
  • Keywords: Pleat, elastane, wool, caustic soda, seamless garment, local shrinking, woven pleat
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, various pleating methods formed by shrinking and finishing are experienced as an alternative to the pleats formed with weaving method, numerical and visual values of these methods were determined and in the conclusion part, their contributions to new design ideas were analyzed. In the experimental study, the factors such as weaving method, structure, and density were kept at standard values, besides polyurethane-elastomer, wool and cotton yarns that could shrink under different conditions were used as variable groups. As a result, it was observed that the results obtained from the fabrics passing through alternative processes such as the use of elastomer, fulling, and caustic soda application, supported 'the local shrinking on fabrics and clothes' idea.