Paper 12.320

S. Charoensiriwath, "Revolutionising the Garment Industry in Thailand", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 320-325,


Revolutionising the Garment Industry in Thailand



National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathumthani, Thailand


Resulting from the Thai national sizing survey (SizeThailand) using 3D body scanning technology, Thailand now has standard body size charts. These charts were further analysed and average body shapes representing each size were calculated. As a result, 3D avatars and polyfoam fit mannequins were developed. This paper outlines the initial works, carried out jointly with a large clothing manufacturer and a fashion design and pattern making school, where polo shirts were designed and produced according to SizeThailand shape data. Prior to the garments going into production, final drafting patterns were evaluated in terms of fit and appearance using the pattern making software, OptiTex, with incorporated SizeThailand 3D avatars. Finally, the actual polo shirts were evaluated with 700 men and women where the majority had found the garments with new standard sizes to be better fitting.


SizeThailand, polo shirts, pattern making, 3D avatar


Full paper: 12320..pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 320-325

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