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Title:
ITEM OF CLOTHING, IN PARTICULAR FOULARD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/203483
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An item of clothing (1), in particular a foulard, has an essentially flat configuration and a multi-layered structure, and comprises a pair of flat fabric elements (2, 3), which define respective outer layers, and an inner padding layer (4), essentially flat and placed between the outer fabric elements (2, 3) and joined to the outer fabric elements (2,3) along a continuous peripheral edge (15).

Inventors:
CERISARA, Ivana Margherita (Via delle Grazie 21, Brescia, 25122, IT)
Application Number:
IB2017/053121
Publication Date:
November 30, 2017
Filing Date:
May 26, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CERISARA IVANA MARGHERITA DITTA INDIVIDUALE (Via delle Grazie 21, Brescia, 25122, IT)
International Classes:
A41D23/00; A41D31/02; A41D27/24
Foreign References:
US6032292A2000-03-07
GB2018573A1979-10-24
CN104337048A2015-02-11
US20130199562A12013-08-08
JP2002266132A2002-09-18
US2247272A1941-06-24
US5058211A1991-10-22
CN201150273Y2008-11-19
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CERNUZZI, Daniele et al. (Via Viotti 9, Torino, 10121, IT)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Item of clothing (1), in particular a foulard, having an essentially flat configuration and a multi-layered structure, comprising a pair of flat fabric elements (2, 3) defining respective outer layers, and an internal padding layer (4), essentially flat and placed between the outer fabric elements (2, 3) and joined to the outer fabric elements (2, 3) along a continuous peripheral edge (15) .

2. Item of clothing according to Claim 1, wherein the padding layer (4) has a weight ranging between 20 and 200 g/m2 and preferably between 40 and 180 g/m2 and more preferably between 40 and 50 g/m2.

3. Item of clothing according to Claim 1 or 2, wherein the padding layer (4) is a layer of non-woven fabric.

4. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the padding layer (4) is a layer of synthetic fibres wadding, for example made of polyester possibly siliconized, needled and optionally resinated; or of natural fibres such as silk or cashmere.

5. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the padding layer (4) is made of synthetic fibres, in particular polymer fibres, and/or natural fibres, in particular silk or cashmere, and/or blended.

6. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the outer fabric elements (2, 3) and the inner padding layer (4) lie one above the other substantially parallel to one another and are sewn together along respective perimetric edges (12, 13, 14), which all together define said peripheral edge (15) .

7. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the fabric elements (2, 3) and the padding layer (4) have respective perimetric edges (12, 13, 14) folded at 180° inwardly to form respective U-shaped hems (12a, 13a, 14a), placed one over the other; and at least a first seam (20a) holds together said hems (12a, 13a, 14a) folded and superimposed to one another.

8. Item of clothing according to Claim 7, wherein a second seam (20b), adjacent to the first seam (20a) and arranged more internal than the first seam (20a) stitches together only the hem (14a) of the padding layer (4) and the hem (13a) of the fabric element (3) in contact with said hem (14a) of the padding layer (4) .

9. Item of clothing according to Claim 7 or 8, wherein the perimetric edge (12) of a first fabric element (2) is folded directly on itself with its own folded hem (12a) in direct contact with an inner face (2a) of said first fabric element (2) ; and the perimetric edge (13) of a second fabric element (3) is folded on itself around the perimetric edge (14) of the padding layer (4), so that the perimetric edge (14) of the padding layer (4) is wrapped by the perimetric edge (13) of said second fabric element (3) .

10. Item of clothing according to Claim 9, wherein the folded hem (12a) of the first fabric element (2) is interposed between the inner face (2a) of said first fabric element (2) and the folded hem (13a) of the second fabric element (3) ; the hem (13a) of the second fabric element (3) is interposed between the folded hem (12a) of the first fabric element (2) and the folded hem (14a) of the padding layer (4) ; and the hem (14a) of the padding layer (4) is interposed between the hem (13a) of the second fabric element (3) and a face (4a) of the padding layer (4) .

11. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the fabric elements (2, 3) carry decorative designs and/or patterns, for example printed, on at least one face, the same or different on the two fabric elements (2, 3) .

12. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the padding layer (4) is provided with a design or pattern, for example printed, on at least one face thereof, or with designs or patterns, the same or different, on both opposite faces thereof; and at least one fabric element (2, 3), or both, are substantially transparent, for example being made of organza.

13. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding

Claims, comprising a loop (21) or eyelet which projects outwards from one side (22) of said peripheral edge (15) .

14. Item of clothing according to Claim 13, wherein the loop (21) is formed by a strip closed in a ring and stitched or in some way fixed to said peripheral edge (15) and is realized with the same multi-layered structure and same materials as the rest of the item (1), being padded as well, or it is realized with the material of the fabric elements (2, 3), without padding, or with other different materials and structures.

15. Item of clothing according to Claim 13 or 14, wherein the loop (21) is positioned in an eccentric position on said side (22), i.e. it is laterally displaced toward a corner of the item (1) .

16. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding

Claims, provided with a pair of through slashes (23), which pass through the fabric elements (2, 3) and the padding layer (4) and extend between respective outer faces (2b, 3b) of the fabric elements (2, 3) .

17. Item of clothing according to Claim 16, wherein the slashes (23) are held together and stitched in the same manner as said peripheral edge (15) of the item (1) .

18. Item of clothing according to Claim 16 or 17, wherein the slashes (23) are defined by respective eyelets elongated along respective longitudinal axes.

19. Item of clothing according to one of Claims 16 to

18, wherein the slashes (23) are placed substantially parallel to each other or inclined with respect to each other .

20. Item of clothing according to one of Claims 16 to

19, wherein the slashes (23) are parallel to a pair of sides of the item (1) or inclined with respect to the sides of the item (1) .

21. Item of clothing according to one of Claims 16 to

20, wherein the slashes (23) are symmetric with respect to a middle axis and/or a diagonal of the item (1) .

22. Item of clothing according to one of Claims 16 to 21, wherein the slashes (23) are shifted towards one side of the item ( 1 ) .

23. Item of clothing according to one of Claims 16 to 22, wherein the slashes (23) are shifted towards a corner of the item (1) and converge towards a diagonally opposite corner .

24. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, consisting in a foulard (1) of a substantially square shape .

25. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the item of clothing is a foulard or a scarf or a stole or the like.

26. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the padding layer (4) consists of a substantially homogeneous structure sheet element.

27. Item of clothing according to one of the preceding Claims, wherein the padding layer (4) comprises a substantially homogeneous structure of goose feathers and/or goose-down held together in sheet form.

28. Item of clothing according to Claim 27, wherein the padding layer (4) has a weight ranging between 30 and 80 g/m2.

Description:
" I TEM OF CLOTHING , IN PARTICULAR FOULARD"

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention concerns an item of clothing, in particular a foulard.

BACKGROUND ART

A foulard is a piece of clothing consisting of a substantially square or rectangular piece of fabric, generally made of silk but also of other materials (cotton, wool, etc.), of different sizes, though normally of some decimetres (the most common dimensions being 70x70, 90x90, 135x135 cm, while other sizes are also available, including rectangular shapes) .

According to the size, a foulard can be worn in various ways, typically around the neck, but also over the shoulders or head, besides functioning as an accessory, for example, as a belt, on a handbag, etc.

The use of foulards as now available is, however, limited because of their very characteristics, not only in the ways they are worn or used, but also because of the climate and ambient conditions, given that a foulard is essentially a light piece of clothing.

DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION

The object of the present invention is to provide an item of clothing, specifically a foulard (or similar item, such as a scarf, a stole, or the like) , which is more useful and versatile.

The present invention, therefore, concerns an item of clothing, in particular a foulard, as defined in essential terms in the appended claim 1, and in its additional features in the dependent claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Further features and advantages of the present invention will appear clear from the description of the following non-limiting embodiments, with reference to the appended figures in which:

- Figure 1 is a partially exploded perspective sketch view of an item of clothing, specifically a foulard, according to the invention;

- Figure 2 is an enlarged scale, out of scale sketch view of a detail of the item of clothing of Figure 1 ;

Figures 3, 4 and 5 are plan-view sketches of respective variants of the item of clothing according to the invention . BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

In figure 1, reference numeral 1 indicates an item of clothing, in particular a foulard or a scarf, having a substantially plain configuration (basically lying on a plane and having two dimension on such plane prevalent with respect to a thickness measured perpendicular to the plane) .

In the preferred embodiment disclosed herein and afterwards, the item of clothing 1 is a square-shape foulard (with possibly bevelled or rounded corners) having dimensions of, for example, 70x70 cm, 90x90 cm, 135x135 cm (or similar) .

Here and below the term foulard is used to define a piece of clothing having a substantially flat configuration and generically quadrilateral shape, therefore not only square but also rectangular. It is to be understood that the item of clothing of the invention can have other shapes and dimensions, for example a basically rectangular shape with the typical measurements of a so-called stole or shawl, but it can also be circular, oval and so on. The term foulard is intended thus to also define a generic scarf.

Foulard 1 has a multi-layered structure, as it is formed by a pair of flat fabric elements 2, 3 defining respective outer layers, and by an internal padding layer 4, essentially flat and interposed between the outer fabric elements 2, 3.

The outer fabric elements 2, 3 have respective inner faces 2a, 3a facing to each other, and respective outer faces 2b, 3b defining respective visible sides of foulard 1.

The outer fabric elements 2, 3 are made, preferably but not necessarily, of fine natural fibres, for example silk or cashmere, or a blend of the two. The fabric elements 2, 3 can, however, be made of other materials.

The padding layer 4 is placed between the fabric elements 2, 3, and in particular between the inner faces 2a, 3a of the fabric elements 2, 3.

The padding layer 4 is made of synthetic fibres, particularly polymer fibres, or natural fibres, for example silk, wool, cashmere, etc., or blends too. Advantageously, the padding layer 4 is a non-woven fabric layer, for example a layer of synthetic fibres wadding, like polyester possibly siliconized, needled and optionally resinated; or of another material, in particular cashmere, silk, etc. It is to be understood, however, that the padding layer 4 can be realized with a different structure and other materials other than those described herein by way of example.

In general, the padding layer 4 consists of a substantially homogeneous structure sheet element.

In a preferred embodiment, the padding layer 4 comprises a substantially homogeneous structure of goose-down held together in sheet form by a binding means . For example, the padding layer 4 comprises or consists of at least one sheet of a goose-down fabric, optionally arranged between two veils of synthetic (e.g. polyester) or natural fibres.

Goose-down is optionally mixed with synthetic or natural fibres.

For example, materials of this kind are described in US6025041 and WO0056971 and in other patents/patent applications by the same inventor; and are available on the market under the name Thindown™. The padding layer 4 has generally a weight ranging between 20 and 200 g/m^ and preferably between 40 and 180 g/m^ . in a preferred embodiment, the padding layer 4 has a weight ranging between 40 and 50 g/m^ or between 30 and 80 g/m^ .

The outer fabric elements 2, 3 and the inner padding layer 4 lie one above the other substantially parallel to one another and are sewn together along respective perimetric edges 12, 13, 14, which all together define a continuous (closed) peripheral edge 15 of foulard 1.

In order to prevent the padding layer 4 from crinkling or in some way getting displaced with respect to the outer fabric elements 2, 3, so impairing appearance and functionality of foulard 1, it is important that the fabric elements 2, 3 and the padding layer 4 are sewn together so as to anchor in a stable and uniform manner the padding layer 4 to the fabric elements 2, 3.

The stitching of the outer fabric elements 2, 3 with each other and with the padding layer 4 is shown in Figure 2 (in what is clearly a sketch, without respecting dimensions and proportions) .

The edges 12, 13 of the fabric elements 2, 3 are folded 180° on themselves towards the inside of foulard 1 and toward each other, i.e. on the respective inner faces 2a, 3a (facing each other) of the fabric elements 2, 3, to form respective hems 12a, 13a folded in a U-shape with respect to the fabric elements 2, 3 and facing each other and placed one over the other.

Hems 12a, 13a of fabric elements 2, 3 are placed one over the other in direct contact with each other.

Edge 14 of the padding layer 4 is also folded 180° on itself towards the inside of foulard 1 and on one face 4a of the padding layer 4 to form one U-shaped hem 14a of the padding layer 4. In particular, face 4a on which hem 14a is folded faces the inner face 2a of the fabric element 2.

Edge 12 of the fabric element 2 is folded back directly on itself with the hem 12a in direct contact with the inner face 2a of the fabric element 2.

Edge 14 of the padding layer 4 is also folded back directly on itself and has the hem 14a in contact with the face 4a.

Edge 13 of the fabric element 3 is folded back on itself around edge 14 of the padding layer 4; edge 14 of the padding layer 4 is therefore wrapped in edge 13 of the fabric element 3.

Hem 12a of the fabric element 2 is interposed between the inner face 2a of the fabric element 2 and the hem 13a of the other fabric element 3. Hem 13a of the fabric element 3 is interposed between the hem 12a of the other fabric element 2 and the hem 14a of the padding layer 4. Hem 14a of the padding layer 4 is interposed between the hem 13a of the fabric element 3 and the inner face 4a of the padding layer 4.

At least one seam 20a runs all along the peripheral edge 15 of the foulard 1 and holds together the fabric elements 2, 3 and the padding layer 4 and precisely their hems 12a, 13a, 14a. Preferably, the seam 20a holds together (i.e. engages) only hem 12a of the fabric element 2, hem 13a of the fabric element 3, hem 14a of the padding layer 4 (the seam 20a does not therefore reach the outer faces 2b, 3b of the fabric elements 2, 3) .

Preferably, as shown in Figure 2, there is a second seam 20b, adjacent the seam 20a and arranged more internal (i.e. farther away from the peripheral edge 15) than the seam 20a.

Advantageously, the seam 20b holds together (i.e. engages) only the hem 13a of the fabric element 3 and hem 14a of the padding layer 4.

The fabric elements 2, 3 can obviously carry designs and/or decorative patterns, e.g. prints, the same or different on the two fabric elements 2, 3.

In one embodiment, the padding layer 4 carries in turn a design or pattern, e.g. a print, on at least one of its faces; or designs or patterns, the same or different, on both its opposite faces; and at least one of the fabric elements 2, 3, or both, are substantially transparent, being for example made of (silk or other material) organza.

In this way the foulard 1 has the combined appearance given by the transparent overlapping of designs or patterns on the padding layer 4 and on the fabric elements 2, 3.

In the variant of Figure 3, foulard 1 has a loop 21 or eyelet which projects outwards from the outer peripheral edge 15. Loop 21 is placed on one side 22 of the peripheral edge 15, i.e. of the foulard 1, and is preferably (though not necessarily) in an eccentric position on the side 22,

1. e. it is not in the centre of the side 22 but is laterally displaced toward a corner of the foulard 1.

By mere way of example, loop 21 is placed at about 20- 50 cm, for example about 35 cm, from the nearest corner.

Loop 21 is formed, for example, by a strip of cloth or other material, closed in a ring and stitched or in some way fixed to the peripheral edge 15; loop 21 can be realized with the same multi-layered structure and same materials as the rest of the foulard 1 (e.g. being padded as well), or it can be realized with the material of the fabric elements

2, 3 (unpadded), or with other different materials and structures .

Loop 21 increases the versatility of foulard 1 by multiplying the ways in which the foulard can be worn or used, as it allows one end of foulard 1 to be slipped through loop 21. The variants shown in figures 4 and 5 also serve to increase the versatility of foulard 1.

In these variants, foulard 1 (for example having the size 135x135 cm) is provided with a pair of through slashes 23, which pass through the fabric elements 2, 3 and the padding layer 4 and extend between the outer faces 2b, 3b of the fabric elements 2, 3.

The slashes 23 are for example defined by respective slots elongated along respective longitudinal axes.

The slashes 23 are held together and stitched in exactly the same manner as the peripheral edge 15 of foulard 1: each slash 23 has a pair of lateral edges having the same structure and are stitched together like the peripheral edge 15 and thus as shown in Figure 2.

In the embodiment of Figure 4, the slashes 23 are positioned substantially parallel to each other and parallel to a pair of sides of the foulard 1; slashes 23 are symmetric with respect to a middle axis of foulard 1 and are shifted towards one side 22 of foulard 1.

In the embodiment of Figure 5, the slashes 23 are inclined with respect to each other and to the sides of the foulard 1, and are symmetric with respect to a diagonal of foulard 1; slashes 23 are shifted towards a corner of foulard 1 and converge towards a diagonally opposite corner.

Slashes 23 have for example a length of about 20-40 cm, for example around 25-30 cm.

Slashes 23 can, however, be oriented differently and also have different forms and dimensions other than those herein described by pure way of example.

Clearly, the features described above with reference to the various embodiments of the item of clothing of the invention can be combined together.

It is finally to be understood that further changes and variations may be made to the item of clothing (foulard) herein described and illustrated without, however, departing from the scope of the enclosed Claims.