Why should we wear pure cotton socks?
When choosing socks, not only depends on the color and style of the socks, but also the texture of the socks. After all, our most basic need to wear socks is to make our feet feel comfortable, not simply to please others' eyes.
Socks made of pure cotton are always the first choice. Among conventional fabrics, pure natural cotton is the fabric with the highest affinity with the human body. In terms of moisture absorption, heat preservation, heat resistance, salt resistance, and sanitation, it has huge advantages that other fabrics can't match.
① Hygroscopicity: Cotton fiber has good hygroscopicity. Under normal conditions, it makes people feel soft but not rigid. If the humidity increases, all the moisture contained in the fiber will evaporate, making people feel comfortable.
② Thermal insulation: Pure cotton fiber textiles have good thermal insulation. Wearing pure cotton fabrics makes people feel warm.
③ Abrasion resistance: cotton fabrics have good abrasion resistance. Wearing at room temperature, washing, printing, and dyeing have no effect on the fabrics, thereby improving the washability and durability of cotton fabrics.
④ Alkali resistance: Cotton fiber has a greater resistance to alkali, which is beneficial to washing, disinfecting and removing impurities after taking it. At the same time, it can also dye, print, and process pure cotton textiles to produce more cotton Weaving new varieties.
⑤ Hygiene: Cotton fiber is a natural fiber, its main component is cellulose, containing a small amount of waxy substances, nitrogenous substances and pectin. The pure cotton fabric has been tested and practiced in many ways, and the fabric has no irritation or side effects in contact with the skin. It is beneficial and harmless to the human body when worn for a long time, and has good hygienic properties.
In addition to pure cotton, there is also a kind of combed cotton. Compared with pure cotton, the production process cost is higher. It is smoother and flatter, washable and wear-resistant, resistant to deformation and pilling, and is more comfortable to wear than pure cotton.
Usually when you buy socks, they always want pure cotton (cotton). The store will tell you that the socks are pure cotton (cotton). Some people might think that pure cotton (cotton) should be 100%. Cotton, in fact, for socks, there is no real cotton socks.
Because of the particularity of socks, what we call the pure cotton standard means that the content of cotton yarn is between 60% and 85%, and 100% cotton socks cannot be worn on the feet. Socks need a certain degree of elasticity, so you must add a certain amount of elastic fiber (usually spandex). For example, Lycra is the best material for skin, but generally not the whole pair of socks are made of Lycra. Many socks indicate that they are limited to the socks.
In addition, the logos and patterns on the socks are not knitted with cotton, but with hanging thread. In order to strengthen and elasticize the toe, heel and crotch, man-made fibers are often used. The sum of the two is about 15-40%, so 60% to 85% is what we call pure cotton (cotton )sock.
So the more jacquard on the socks, the lower the relative cotton content. The lower the cotton content, the worse the sweat-wicking ability of the socks. This is particularly uncomfortable for the wearer. It is neither sweat-absorbent nor breathable. There is no way to get rid of sweat from the feet, and it will stick to the socks, which is very slippery. There is no way to keep your feet dry and comfortable, and your feet will get more and more smelly. Especially in summer, sweating is more serious, and I dare not take off my shoes when visiting other people's houses.