Pedagogy and Professional Development

Incorporating High-Performance Cottons in Adaptive Clothing Design: Blended Pedagogical Approach

Author
  • May Chae (Montclair State University)

Abstract

was to integrate the design process more effectively into a fashion design course through a semester-long cotton project. The objectives were three-fold: (a) TransDRY®, STORM COTTON®, and TOUGH COTTON®) for adaptive clothing; (b) apply learned skills to real-life work; and (c) create prototypes using high-performance cottons that meet the requirements of adaptive clothing, as identified by interview participants in terms of function, expression, and aesthetics, and thereby improve wearers’ quality of life.

This project was a key part of the curriculum because it taught creative ways to design and make adaptive clothing, the most challenging aspect of which was choosing the right fabric. Fabrics for adaptive clothing are important for ensuring comfort, fit, flexibility, and match. Therefore, high-performance cotton fabrics (e.g., TransDRY®, STORM COTTON®, and TOUGH COTTON®) with moisture-wicking properties are necessary to meet the needs of people with special needs

Keywords: high-performance, cotton, adaptive, clothing

How to Cite:

Chae, M., (2022) “Incorporating High-Performance Cottons in Adaptive Clothing Design: Blended Pedagogical Approach”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.13549

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Published on
23 Sep 2022
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