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Perception of naturalness in textiles

  • Authors
  • Overvliet, Krista E.; Karana, Elvin; Soto-Faraco, Salvador
  • UPF authors
  • SOTO FARACO, SALVADOR;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Materials and Design
  • Publication year
  • 2016
  • Volume
  • 90
  • Number
  • 15
  • Pages
  • 1192-1199
  • ISSN
  • 0264-1275
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • apos; has a strong impact on the preference for textile products. Nevertheless, a stark gap can be found in literature articulating when people appraise textiles as natural. Grounding on previously conducted studies on textile perception, we present an empirical study in which we determined three main aspects which might influence the perception of naturalness in textiles: (1) fiber origin, what it is actually made of (natural vs. artificial, or mixed), (2) yarn type (fine vs. thick yarn), (3) exploration mode, i.e. how people interact with textiles (e.g. touch only, vision only, both). The results show that pure wool and pure cotton textiles are perceived most natural. While mixing wool and cotton with polypropylene destroys the perception of naturalness, mixing in acrylic does not. Moreover, a thick yarn is perceived as most natural. No differences were found for exploration modality. We discuss our results in the light of design in textiles
  • Complete citation
  • Overvliet, Krista E.; Karana, Elvin; Soto-Faraco, Salvador. Perception of naturalness in textiles. Materials and Design 2016; 90(15): 1192-1199.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 17 times cited Scopus
  • 16 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 1.76(2016)