Open Access Research Article

Pre-Post Washing Comparison for Horizontal Wicking Behavior of Three Types of Knits in Different Fiber- Contents

Usha Chowdhary1*, Mohammed Maruf Adnan1 and Ching I Cheng2

1Fashion Merchandising and Design, Central Michigan University, USA

2Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 17, 2019;  Published Date: May 24, 2019


The study examined pre and post wash horizontal wicking of interlock, jersey and pique knits in various fiber-contents using AATCC 198-2013. Impact of weight, thickness and count was also examined. Multiple regression, paired t-test and repeated measure one factor test were used to test the hypotheses. Findings revealed that collectively all types of knits had higher wicking in post than pre-wash state. Differences were significant for different knit structures for different fiber contents. Effect of wash as well as type of knit was found to be significant. Weight, thickness and count contributed differentially to the wicking ability of knits in pre and post wash settings. Results have implications for future research and use where comfort and moisture management are important considerations.

Keywords:Horizontal wicking; Pre-post washing/laundering; Moisture management; Knit fabrics; Fiber content

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