Open Access Research Article

Pre-Post Wash Wicking Behavior, Moisture Transfer, and Water Repellency of Plain, Twill and Satin Weaves

Usha Chowdhary* and Islam Md Rashedul

Central Michigan University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 02, 2019;  Published Date: April 24, 2019


The study examined moisture management behavior of plain, twill and satin weaves for 100% cotton. The intention was to bridge the gap in previous literature examined for the reported study. Increase in health consciousness and fitness have increased demand for considering moisture management research as we design apparel in the last twenty years. Consumer has begun to value these attributes due to enhanced expectations of the textile and apparel consumers. Standardized tests from ASTM and AATCC were performed to collect data. Date were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and t-test analysis. Confidence level of 95% was established to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that three weaves differed for their wicking behavior, moisture transfer and water repellency significantly. The findings could be explained based on several structural attributes. Some findings were consistent with the existing literature and others were incongruent. Extension of work for future potential and viability are discussed.

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