It is obvious that clothing products with repletion use become dirty and need to be laundered (washed, dried and ironed) regularly throughout the period we use them to maintain their elegant shape. Due to the differences in clothes, in terms of fabric types, finishing and dyes, the ways to take care of them differ from one material to another. Many of which could be washed with hot water and others with cold water, with wash machine or on hand. Others should be dried by normal clothes drier and others should be dried flat horizontally. This means that you must know the methods of caring for different clothing and textile products. The study aims to increase the cultural awareness of the importance of textile aftercare symbols by collecting, explaining, and interpreting the largest number of textile care symbols used. A questionnaire containing a number of questions, which determine the awareness of the meaning of the care symbols, was designed. Then it was represented to students in different levels, graduate levels and postgraduate level in order to evaluate the understanding of textile care term. Research problem: The lake of widespread the cultural awareness of reading the care symbol guides and its meaning, and following their instructions. Thus between the students, who specialized in textile and clothing field. Moreover, here come the question and what about the non-specialists? Aim: The study aims to increase the cultural awareness of textile aftercare symbols for different fabric types. Experiments: A questionnaire has been designed, including 30 different questions about textile care symbols. Twenty (20) questions were about care symbols included washing, bleaching, drying, dry cleaning and ironing and the last ten (10) questions were used to evaluate the student knowledge about the suitable care symbol to the textile materials. The questionnaire was governed by (55) students (graduate and postgraduate levels) from two different clothing departments in different colleges, because they should be the specialist in this clothing field. Results: It was found that the amount of student knowledge differ according to the care process. Figure 3 shows the results of evaluating the knowledge of students. Results indicate that the most visible symbols to students were ironing symbols (67%) followed by drying symbols (55%), then wash symbols (53%). The percentage of students, who knew the bleach symbols, was 48%, and at the end came the dry cleaning symbols with 32 %. The percentage of students, who are able to choose the right symbols for the different textile materials, was 29%.
Seif, Manal A.
"Increasing Cultural Awareness of Textile Aftercare Labels Importance,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 10:
2, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol10/iss2/16