An analysis of air permeability of cotton-fibre-based socks

Wenyi Wang, Kwok Tung Hui, Chi Wai Kan, Kongkiat Maha-In, Salakchit Pukjaroon, Siriorn Wanitchottayanont, Rattanaphol Mongkholrattanasit

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Socks are the clothing preserving the foot in thermal neutrality and preventing foot from blister generating. The development of socks has been diversified like the type, materials, and function, etc. Socks with good quality are conducive to prevent foot disease or smelly odor from foot. The wearing comfort of socks can be affected by the fabric properties of air permeability. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between the fabric parameters and air permeability of knitted socks fabric. The ventilation of socks fabric was measured by the KES-F8 automatic air permeability tester. It was found that the air permeability of fabric was negatively proportional to the content of cotton, yarn count and thickness, before washing. Meanwhile, washing was found to increase the air permeability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials and Application II
EditorsMohamed Ismail Bassyouni, Wonjun Park, Chengji Xian, Mosbeh Kaloop
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713152
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Advanced Materials and Application, ISAMA 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Jan 201920 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume805 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Advanced Materials and Application, ISAMA 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Air permeability
  • Clothing
  • Comfort of textile
  • Kawabata evaluation
  • Socks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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