D. Sai Sarika, Madhur Kumar Shakya
Abstract: Comfort is the most demanding aspect of textile materials. Nowadays, when it comes to garments, sportswear, leisure wear the customers seems to be much demanding and much concerned of the comfort of the garment. Breathability of the fabric is one of the textile properties that has gained importance among the awared customers. To be comfortable, the fabric must have arrangements for the bodys heat balance under wide range of environmental conditions. Moisture management is the key criteria for checking the performance of fabric comfort. Garments which transfer body moisture and evaporate quickly increases the ability of fabric to cool the body. Various processes like diffusion, absorption are employed in the transfer of moisture from body to the surrounding whereas the perspiration makes the fabric wet and is wicked away from the fabric thereby ensuring a temperature balance. This report gives a brief idea of moisture management fabrics, the processes involved, the technology involved and the factors affecting moisture management. At the end of this report, the current project done by us is highlighted.
Keywords: Moisture Management, Cotton