Development of knitted vest fabrics for human body thermoregulation

  • Rashid Masood
  • Hafsa JamshaidEmail author
  • Muhammad Anam Khubaib


Knitwear fabrics are now becoming an ultimate choice of clothing consumers because of their easiness in wearing, simplicity, lasting appearance and mechanical distinctiveness. It is necessary to further improve the quality of knitted fabrics to keep their competitive edge in clothing industry. In this research work, knitted vest fabrics were developed with improved thermal resistance and overall moisture management properties. Thermolite yarns of three different counts (linear density) were used to develop the interlock knitted fabrics. Thermal regulation and mechanical properties of developed fabrics were compared with 100% cotton-knitted vest. The study concludes that the use of Thermolite yarns have significantly improved the overall comfort properties of interlock knitted fabrics. The use of Thermolite technology can be an ultimate choice of fabric manufacturers in the development of all seasoned knitted fabric vest compared with cotton.


Thermolite Knitted fabrics Wicking Thermal properties Comparison 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rashid Masood
    • 1
  • Hafsa Jamshaid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Anam Khubaib
    • 1
  1. 1.National Textile UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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