The relationship between onomatopoeic words of luster sensations and high-grade feel of fabrics

[Speaker] Kondo, Aki:1
[Co-author] Yoshikawa, Megumi:1, Sukigara, Sachiko:1
1:Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)

The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between surface luster and high-grade feel of fabrics. We collected 14 polyester or polyester-blended fabrics and measured their mechanical and surface properties using the KES-F system. Twenty-six participants assessed the visual feel of fabrics based on only sensations arising from the material appearance. They rated the "Luster feel", "High-grade feel", and 7 onomatopoeic words that express luster sensations of each fabric on a 7-point scale. The results showed no correlation between the rating score of "Luster" and "High-grade" feel of fabrics. The rating of "Luster feel" was correlated with all onomatopoeic words, while that of "High-grade feel" was highly correlated with bending which determine the fabric drape. The onomatopoeic words of "Tsuru-tsuru", "Tsuya-tsuya", "Tero-tero" were correlated with both "Luster" and "High-grade" feel. These expression could be the key-expressions to make clear luster property to produce the high-grade sensation of fabrics.
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