Open Access Research Article

Thermal Comfort Analysis of Moisture Management Treated Cotton Fabrics for Sportwear

Su Kyoung An1*, Seung Bong Ko2 and Shuvo Kumar Kundu2

1Department of Fashion, Interior Design, & Merchandising, Central Michigan University, USA

2Independnent Researcher, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 03, 2021;  Published Date: June 23, 2021


Currently, health concern continues to increase in importance and leads people to exercise more. It also increases people’s interest in purchasing athletic performance apparel that is promoted as superior apparel due to performance in moisture and heat transfer during exercising. This trend encourages more apparel companies to develop moisture management fabric. The aim of this study was to examine whether moisture management treated fabrics provide significant heat, moisture, and air transfers. Significant differences were found in air permeability among three different moisture management conditioned fabrics. There was no significant difference in heat and moisture transfers among them. However, statistically significant differences in heat, moisture, air transfers were found between two different fabric structures.

Keywords:Sportwear; Moisture management technology; Thermal comfort; Cotton; Knitted fabric

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