New custom socks materials

After we've learned about cotton, wool and other common sock materials, today we're going to talk about some newly discovered and used sock materials.

  1. Necessary materials for silk and cotton socks


Polyamide is a synthetic fiber with Chinese characteristics, people are more familiar with another name - nylon. The technical name for polyamide is polyamide fiber. polyamide and nylon are similar in nature, strong and wear-resistant, synthetic fiber is the most wear-resistant, the most solid one. Very light weight, good elasticity, adding polyamide in socks can maintain high strength of elasticity. Polyamide is the main material used in almost all thin leg socks, or varicose stretch socks. Note that the D in skinny socks refers to textile density, and the larger the number, the greater the thickness and pressure. For the sake of health, high D number of thin socks should not be worn for a long time.

Acrylic/Acrylic fiber

Acrylic is a relatively international name, acrylic is the name of polyacrylonitrile in China, it is soft, light, warm, known as "artificial wool", its weight than wool more than 10% lighter, but the strength is more than twice. Acrylic will not become moldy, will not be eaten by worms, the resistance to sunlight is also more than 1 times than wool, 10 times larger than cotton. In the 1970s and 1980s, what southern women called "bulk wool" was acrylic. With acrylic said the plush special light soft, all loved by people at that time. However, acrylic plants have a very big disadvantage is easy to pilling, poor wear resistance, acrylic added to the fabric is to enjoy its light and soft thermal properties. In fact, acrylic mixed with cashmere and wool is also called wool-nitrile, which was a popular wool variety in the 1970s and 1980s, because both acrylic and wool had excellent insulation.

It's hard to imagine that bathtubs and clothing socks are made of acrylic. Its biggest difference depends on: what bath crock USES is the material board of yakelic, and what what dress socks USES is yakelic fiber, for example the warm tights of spring and autumn and winter.


Polypropylene is the name with Chinese characteristics, actually should be the foot polypropylene fiber, so named polypropylene. The biggest thing about POLYPROPYLENE is that it is light in texture, but its own hygroscopic is very weak and hardly hygroscopic, so the rate of moisture regain is close to zero. But it's a very powerful wick that carries water vapor through the fibers in the fabric, which means socks containing polypropylene are very good at sweating. Because the strength of pp is very high, wear-resistant stretch, so often see in sports socks contain PP component.

Polyester fiber/Polyester

Compared with natural fiber, polyester has good elasticity and elasticity, and the socks woven are relatively light. People used to wear really cool shirts just to enjoy their lightness. However, polyester has low moisture content, poor air permeability, poor dyeing, easy pilling and contamination.

  1. Viscose Rayon reconstituted fiber

It's also a very common fiber ingredient, and it's also found in some wool coats. It can also be seen on the labels of some sock ingredients, which are actually viscose fibers. Merchants often have different descriptions, such as rayon and ice, which all refer to the same thing. Do not think viscose is not a natural product, in fact viscose fiber is a kind of cotton or other natural fiber as raw materials for the production of fiber. It is characterized by softness and elegance. Adding viscose to textiles can make the hand feel smoother and make the fabric shiny. As viscose is produced from natural fibers, the names and characteristics of different natural fibers are also different.


Tencel is essentially a viscose fiber, the same name as Lycra itself is a trademark for spandex. It is the trademark name of Lyocell fiber produced by Acocdis company in the UK and registered as Tencel in China.

Bamboo Fibre

Bamboo fiber is also a kind of viscose fiber. The raw material of bamboo fiber comes from bamboo. Because bamboo has much faster regeneration than wood, it has better environmental protection characteristics in this modern society of large-scale industrial production. The bamboo fabric is also soft and elegant, comfortable to the hand, and wet-resistant, quick-drying and breathable. It is different from viscose fiber such as cotton and wood in that it has very good antibacterial property and health care function. Bamboo fiber contains an antibacterial substance called "Bamboo kun", which has the characteristics of natural antibacterial, anti-mite, anti-odor. In addition, the UV penetration rate of bamboo fiber is 0.6%, 41.6 times that of cotton, which is a very good raw material for anti-UV fabrics.

The antioxidant compounds in bamboo can effectively eliminate free radicals in the body and have the biological effect of anti-aging. Contains a variety of essential amino acids, and bamboo cellulose, bamboo density, pectin has the effect of moisturizing the skin and anti-fatigue; Can increase the human body's microcirculation blood flow, activate the tissue cells, cause the human body to produce the warm and warm effect, can effectively regulate the nervous system, dredge the channels and collaterals to improve the sleep quality.


Textile fiber, belong to viscose class. It was developed by Lenzing, a company. The European beech is made by beating and spinning. It is 100% natural, naturally decomposed and harmless to the environment and human body. The finished fabrics spun with Modell fiber from cotton and polyester have silky luster, good drape, soft and smooth feel. Adding modale into socks can make socks feel softer and more comfortable, which is also a kind of textile very popular in recent years.

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