Development of Sizing System for Girls Aged 6 to 12 Years in Croatia

Renata Hrženjak, Ksenija Doležal, Darko Ujević

Abstract


Garment size system is an important factor for both the adult population and the population of children and adolescents when choosing a suitable and fitting clothing. To develop the size system anthropometric measurements of selected population should be carried out. For this purpose a sample of girls aged 6 to 12 years in Croatia were measured (4002 respondents distributed proportionately to the total population). As the basis for a new method of garment size system, the system and method defined in the standards EN 13402 (1st-3rd part) were used. Using the method of cluster analysis three body types of girls was obtained. The new size system for girls will contribute to better production planning of fitting patterns and larger selection of garment sizes for more demanding  youthful consumers.


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garment size system, cluster analysis, body type, girls, Croatia

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