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Chapter 1
1.1 Introduction
Jersey is defined as a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, rayon, and so on. It is soft and elastic and thus widely used for garments. (, 2008) A jersey is a shirt worn by members of a team, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the logotype of the team or corporate sponsor. A good jersey is very important for players to great performance in a competition. Nowadays, people focus more on the design of jersey including its colour besides its specific properties. For players as well as supporters, they prefer jersey which has the colour that represents their own country. For example, in 2014 World Cup, Puma had designed jersey in green and white colour for Algeria. The green colour on the jersey is the same green as the nation’s flag. The main characteristics that a jersey should have are the ability to disperse sweat easily, light weight, durable, breathable and comfortable to be worn.
In the past, the materials used to make jersey were 100% cotton, 100% polyester and polyester cotton blend. Each material can produce jersey with special characteristics. For 100% cotton, the jersey will have a good durability and utility as cotton is stable chemically. Besides that, cotton is inherently soft and hypoallergenic. Cotton is also durable and breathable which give the jersey its cooling properties. This is due to the fact that cotton soaks up moisture easily. After soaking up the

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