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Title: Sizing system for functional clothing — Uniforms for school children
Authors: Zakaria, Norsaadah
Keywords: Anthropometric survey
Body dimensions
Sizing system
School uniform
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language: EN-US" lang="EN-US">In this study, a<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB"> sizing<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language: IN" lang="EN-GB"> <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;color:black; letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">system<span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN"> is proposed specifically <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">for <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">school<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">-<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">aged children in Malaysia. <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;color:black; letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">The sampling frame is based on the <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">female population in the age group 7-17. For this study, <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">1001<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">girls have been selected randomly from 29 different schools in urban and rural districts of Malaysia. Principal component analysis <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-AU" lang="EN-AU">is used for key dimensions determination. Data mining has been done <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language: IN" lang="IN">to develop the sizing system <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-AU" lang="EN-AU">using <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">cluster analysis and <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">classification tree technique<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">. T<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB">his study has successfully produced four main sizing systems for garments of girls aged 7-12 and 13-17 covering upper and lower body. In total, 93 sizes have been developed for the girls of 7-17 years age. The sizing system coverage for 7-12 years old girls is found to be 99.6% for upper body and 99.2% for lower body. The coverage for girls of 13-17 years age is 93.6% for upper body and 98.2% for lower body. <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing: -.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">This is the first comprehensive anthropometric survey conducted to develop <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">a<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN"> sizing system in Malaysia in order to <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-AU" lang="EN-AU">design school uniforms locally<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing: -.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">. The benefit is <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">an <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">enhance<span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">d<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN"> fit of school uniform and a guideline for <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">a <span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">proper sizing system<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing: -.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="IN"> <span style="mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:IN" lang="IN">and sizing designation.<span style="mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;letter-spacing:-.1pt" lang="EN-GB"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>
Description: 348-357
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13229
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
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