A designer has a choice of the following fabrics for a dressing gown: cotton towelling, polyester satin, polyester fleece. Critically evaluate the suitability of cotton towelling fabric for chldrens dressing gowns? (6 marks)

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answer using the fabric specification point..

warmth, comfort, absorbant, softness, easy care, durable.

Posted Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 12:44 by Emily Sensier

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Critically evaluate the use of cotton towelling for a childrens dressing gown

Advantages

  • Absorbent
  • Easy to care for - dries very quickly when washed
  • Good crease resistance - no need to iron, which could take up time
  • The cotton towelling is soft against the skin
  • Insulating - the loops in the weave trap air 
  • Terry toweling weave is hard wearing and resistant to snags - good for children

Disadvantages 

  • Cotton can be highly flammable - therefore dangerous for childrens clothing
  • Wouldn't be as comfortable as polyester satin or fleece to wear 

Hope this helps

Answered Tue 2nd April, 2013 @ 13:17 by Jessica Lomas