Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 19, Issue 7, pp 1539–1547 | Cite as

Hand and Wear Comfort of Knitted Fabrics Made of Hemp/Tencel Yarns Applicable to Garment

  • Hyun Ah Kim
  • Seung Jin KimEmail author


This study examined the hand and wear comfort properties of hemp/tencel blend yarns and their knitted fabrics spun by ring, siro spun, and air vortex spinning machines. The tactile wear comfort properties of the air vortex yarn knitted fabric were influenced by the yarn mechanical properties resulting from the air vortex yarn structure. The high compressibility of the air vortex yarn knitted fabric made it soft and compressible to lateral deformation. The high extensibility and low bending rigidity of the air vortex yarn knitted fabric gave it a softer tactile hand property than those of the ring and siro-spun yarns knitted fabrics. On the other hand, high shear rigidity of the knitted fabric enabled the air vortex yarns to have better formability. This shows that the air vortex yarn knitted fabric has a suppler hand than those of the ring and siro-spun yarns knitted fabrics, which would justify the application possibility of hemp fibers in the air vortex spinning system.


Tactile hand Wear comfort Hemp/tencel Air vortex Siro-spun 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Research Institute for Fashion IndustryDaeguKorea
  2. 2.Department of Fiber System EngineeringYeungnam UniversityGyeongsanKorea

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