Adapting to change - an approach for conducting garment fit trials online

Claire Evans, Sonja Andrew

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Purpose - Conducting qualitative research involving garment prototype wearer trials, testing the fit of garments pre-production, has been challenging due to Covid 19 personal contact restrictions. This provided an opportunity to develop an approach to fit that could be conducted remotely online.
Methodology - Using an action research approach (Townsend, 2013), methods are explored for directing an experimental study using online approaches to wearer fit trials. Practical and technical solutions for live wearer fit trials using remove methods for the collection of data and management of participants are considered.
Findings - This research presents findings into the development of a sequential set of steps for conducting live wearer fit trials online.
Originality - It establishes a new approach for the development of wearer fit trials restricted by personal contact and travel, whilst expanding opportunities to involve participants from a broader worldwide demographic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Early online date2 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2021


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