What are the characteristics of socks of different material fabrics

Update:24 Nov 2021

1. The most familiar socks material fabric: Cotton (Cot […]

1. The most familiar socks material fabric: Cotton (Cotton)
We usually like to wear pure cotton socks, but is pure cotton 100% cotton? The answer of the hosiery expert is no. If the composition of a pair of socks is 100% cotton, then this pair of socks is cotton. Generally, socks with a cotton content of more than 75% can be called all-cotton socks. Generally, socks with a cotton content of 85% are very high-end cotton socks.
The shortcomings of pure cotton fabrics are not resistant to sunlight, easy to yellow, poor elasticity, easy to wrinkle, mildew and deterioration, and abrasion resistance. Therefore, cotton socks also need to add some functional fibers to maintain the elasticity, fastness and comfort of the socks. Spandex, nylon, acrylic, polyester, etc. are all very common functional fibers. Socks that do not contain these functional fibers are not good socks.
Comed Cotton of Cotton Socks
Combed cotton is a long and neat cotton fiber that is left after the shorter fibers in ordinary fibers are removed by a machine called a comber. Due to the removal of short cotton fibers and other fiber impurities, the cotton yarn spun from combed cotton is more delicate, and the finished product has a smoother and more comfortable feel, which is of better quality among cotton.
Mercerized Cotton (Mercerized Cotton)
Mercerized cotton is cotton fiber processed by mercerizing process in concentrated alkali solution. This kind of cotton fiber has better gloss than ordinary cotton fiber under the premise that the performance of other physical indicators does not change, and it is more shiny, like silk, has a smoother feel and is less prone to wrinkles. Mercerized cotton can often be seen in thin summer socks.
2. Socks material with excellent warmth. Fabric: wool
Wool is another common socks fabric. Wool socks are characterized by excellent thermal performance, but they are relatively expensive. It is not very useful for general work, but it is a good choice for home socks in a room without heating. Wool socks are good for warmth and have a good anti-odor effect, but the moisture absorption of wool socks is not unlimited, so sweaty feet are not suitable for wearing wool socks. Inferior wool socks are also prone to pilling.
3. Necessary material for socks Fabric composition: spandex (Spandex)
Spandex is commonly known as elastic fiber, which has high elasticity and strong stretchability, and its stretched length can reach 5-7 times of the original fiber. Textile products with spandex can maintain the original contour. The composition of the socks must contain spandex in order to make the socks more elastic and retractable, easier to wear, and to make the socks fit more closely, just like a swimsuit, it can be tightly wrapped around the footsteps without slipping off. Therefore, spandex is almost a necessary ingredient for all socks.

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