As the children can be unaware by surrounding environment and their weak bodies, they can easily affect by some dangers that can be avoided through multifunction textiles. Objective: This research fulfils the requirements for children clothes that provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, exposure to high temperatures, bacteria and wettability. Method: To achieve the above aim, this research designed to enhance the appearance and the functionality of cotton fabric by using Nano finishing technology through applying both Zinc Oxide NPs and Silicon Dioxide NPs by pad – dry – cure process on 100% cotton fabrics (Woven fabric, Indian Cotton, and Egyptian Cotton Giza 86). This study focuses on 2 to 5 years old girls’ children clothes in which treated fabric was processed to make different pieces in one design, though each piece could be worn separately as a different outfit, and we can exchange the pieces of the design by creating new outfit for spring/summer season. Results show the effectiveness of the treatments can be assessed by using standard test methods and influences of the finishing on some general textile properties such as air permeability, thermal gravimetric analysis, ultraviolet protection factor, anti-bacterial test, and contact angle as well as the durability of the treatments was investigated. The treated samples exhibited very sufficient functional properties even after 25 washing cycles through durability test.
Abdel Ghany, Abdel Rahim Ramadan; Mansour, El-Amir Mohamed Emam; Hassouna, Amr Gamal El Din; and Romyia, Aya Fathy Abdel Hamid
"Improving Appearance and Functional Properties in the Design of Children's Clothes Using NPs Mixtures,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol9/iss1/8