Innovative Knit Design for New Fabric Development

Sponsor:

Terrot/ Hanesbrands

Team Members:

Jack McGhee

Brandi Cole

Greg Redden

Project Statement:

The objective of this project is to explore the use of an innovative knit design tool fabricated by Terrot toward the formation of innovative performance fabrics for men’s and women’s apparel. The student team will work to develop performance fibers and fabrics without finishes that appeal to the consumer and is durable to use specifications (i.e. wash cycles, etc). The product concept may include performance features such as cooling, warming, wicking, evaporating. Students will conduct market research to determine desired performance characteristics and rank them. They will then determine which fibers give said performance characteristics. Students must also keep in mind that the overall visual appearance of the garment is as important (if not more so) than the performance – this can be achieve via fiber/filament selection and cross‐dyeing.