We usually like to wear pure cotton socks, but is pure cotton 100% cotton? The answer from the socks-making experts is no. If the composition of a pair of socks is 100% cotton, then this pair of socks is cotton itself. Generally, socks with a cotton content of more than 75% can be called pure cotton socks. Generally, socks with a cotton content of 85% are very high-end cotton socks.
1. Cotton socks made of combed cotton
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 good quality among cotton.
2. Cotton socks made of Mercerized Cotton
Mercerized cotton is ordinary 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. It is more shiny as if it contains silk content, has a smoother feel and is less prone to wrinkles. Mercerized cotton can often be seen in thin cotton socks in summer.
Wool is another common socks fabric. Wool socks are characterized by excellent warmth retention, 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 house socks have good warmth retention and good anti-odor effect on feet.
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 to make the socks more elastic and retractable, easier to wear, and to make the socks more fit to the feet, like a swimsuit, they can be tightly wrapped around the feet without slipping off. Therefore, spandex is an essential ingredient for almost all socks.
Jinlun/Polyamide has the same properties as nylon. It is strong and wear-resistant. It is the most wear-resistant and strongest among synthetic fibers. Since it has light weight and good elasticity, it can be added to the socks to maintain high-strength elasticity. Jinlun/Polyamide is the main material of almost all slim leggings (or anti-varicose veins compression stockings).
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