A Practicability of Utilizing 3D Systems for Virtual Fitting Process in the Apparel Industry

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2015-11-11
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Shin, Su-Jeong
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A “fitting” is an inevitable process for apparel manufacturers to make a decision for finalizing mass production orders. For the fitting process, 3D CAD systems are being introduced to the apparel industry. Several researchers (Sayem, Kennon, & Clarke, 2010) found that 3D CAD systems aided in visualization of the entire process from 2D pattern creation to the end product. However, according to Easters (2011), 3D human interaction technology is observed to be evolving slowly with limited success in the apparel industry. Apparel companies are reluctant to invest in new systems as they are unsure of the reliability, accuracy, and connectivity among vendors. Because of the uncertainty, this study aims to investigate the feasibility for implementing a virtual fitting process in the apparel company, providing a perspective view from the angle of technical users.

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