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Different Approaches in Bathrobe Manufacturing: New Concept Pestemal Bathrobes, an Irreplaceable Element of Hammam Culture

Research and development


  • Kalkanci Mihriban
    Denizli Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0012.1318

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In the present study, bathrobes manufactured from terry towel fabric in the scope of home textile and new trend bathrobes made from pestemal with a 650-year long history were compared in terms of their fabric utilization efficiency in the garment manufacturing process. Terry towel fabric bathrobes have a significant market share in home textile. The present study aimed to investigate and compare the fabric utilisation efficiency of pestemal bathrobes and terry towel fabric bathrobes in pattern and spread cutting processes. The effect of the properties of towel fabric and the pestemal bathrobe on the fabric cutting process in garment manufacturing was investigated. Within the scope of this study, marker plans for 3 different selected bathrobe models were prepared by taking the widths of terry towel fabric and pestemal fabrics into consideration. As a result of the investigations, ideal fabric widths of coiled fabric for  kimono, shawl collar and hooded bathrobe models for the cutting process were determined as 152, 163 and 158 cm, respectively. For pestemal bathrobes, an ideal spreading plan was suggested according to the weaving method reported. In the light of these findings, relevant suggestions concerning fabric utility efficiency were drawn for manufacturers concerning garment manufacturing processes using both fabric types.


pestemal, newly designed bathrobes, towel fabric, fabric efficiency, terry woven fabrics, fabric utilisation ratio, productivity.


Kalkanci M. Different Approaches in Bathrobe Manufacturing: New Concept Pestemal Bathrobes, an Irreplaceable Element of Hammam Culture. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2018; 26, 4(130): 90-96. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0012.1318

Published in issue no 4 (130) / 2018, pages 90–96.


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