International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 106

Full Length Research Paper

Anthropometric data of Bahirdar City’s adult men for clothing design

Birhanu Beshah
  • Birhanu Beshah
  • Industrial Engineering Chair, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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Berhane Belay
  • Berhane Belay
  • Industrial Engineering Program, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
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Shimelis Tilahun
  • Shimelis Tilahun
  • Industrial Engineering Program, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
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Betsha Tizazu
  • Betsha Tizazu
  • Industrial Engineering Program, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
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Amare Matebu
  • Amare Matebu
  • Industrial Engineering Program, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2014
  •  Published: 31 December 2014

Abstract

The aim of this study is to establish anthropometric data for garment industries in Bahir Dar City for the design and manufacturing of clothing. Date were collected from nine Bahir Dar City tailors’ adult men measurement for shirt and trouser making. Totally, about 350 and 1000 measurements were collected for shirt and for trouser. Data purging process has been carried out before using it for developing standards. Data collected were analysed using percentile base for the 5th, 50th, and 95thpercentile. Based on the percentile, standard sizes for the two products were developed. Size charts are also established for both products. Visible difference has been observed on standards when compared with Italy and USA standards for the same measurements. This proved that further studies should be conducted in all regions and ethnic groups in Ethiopia for clothing design and beyond for other applications.

 

Key words: Anthropometry, clothing design, tailor, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.