If we want to wear healthy socks, we should be careful to obtain the threads and raw materials of our socks from nature. Quality yarns, not sweating in summer and not chilling in winter; are yarns that can adapt to weather conditions. Quality socks are comfortable socks that are produced from these yarns, which surround your foot, do not squeeze the rubberized parts, the nose parts are seamless and make your foot feel comfortable.
We wear socks to protect our feet from external factors and shoes. However, if we aim to protect our feet with socks, we should not forget that we should also be protected from socks. It is thin in the summer months, with the necessity of wearing socks that have the feature of keeping warm rather than thick in the winter. and sock-free socks should be chosen.
Therefore, when choosing healthy socks, we should prefer socks consisting of cotton, bamboo, modal, viscose, wool, cashmere, angora and silk derivatives.
For the most affordable socks suitable for daily use, cotton socks with combed yarns can usually be preferred.
Below we will explain some of the yarns used in making socks.
Bamboo Yarns are a soft yarn thanks to its natural structure. It is very suitable for knitting or weaving processes. It can also be used in a mixture with other yarn types.
It gets a shimmery look when painted. It breaks ultraviolet rays and has anti-bacterial properties. Thanks to its bamboo kun ingredient, it does not cause allergies on the skin.
Thanks to its very good moisture absorption, it provides air permeability, helps the body to breathe and is preferred for summer & winter months. It is not very resistant to wearing.
It may cause hairiness caused by some bamboo fibers. But when bamboo socks and other textile products come into contact with your skin, they are perfect for health and comfort.
Modal yarns are a completely natural fiber with high wet and dry strength produced from beech wood. It is highly resistant to wear. Moisture transfer feature is very good. Fabrics knitted or woven with modal yarn have a soft touch. Due to its very good moisture transfer property, it offers clothing comfort even in hot, humid climates.
Mercerized: Mercerized yarn is combed cotton / cotton yarn flattened. Mercerized yarn has a nylon-like appearance at first sight. But this image is due to the yarn being stiff and smooth. The fluff rate is much lower than other yarns.
Viscose threads are produced from Eucalyptus, willow and poplar wood. It consists of cellulose, such as cotton. It is very suitable for dyeing and printing processes since it has high dehumidification feature. So it makes the colors look brighter. Generally Viscose fibers are also used in blend with other fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, Lyocell Tencel, Modal and wool.
Cashmere yarn is a type of yarn obtained from the bristle cover of cashmere goat, living in the Cashmere region of India. This type of yarn, also called silk cashmere, is more difficult to obtain than the above yarns. Although 250 g of yarn is made from a cashmere goat, the amount of yarn produced for use after purification varies between 100-150 g. It is brighter than wool due to its structure. The colors found in the natural fiber are black, white, yellow, beige and brown.
Wool yarn is the type of yarn we generally obtain from sheep wool in terms of our geography. It is obtained as a minority from goats, camels and rabbits. Mostly, clipping is done and the animals are cut without damaging the animals. The quality of the wool is understood from its thinness. If wool is to be used as colored yarn, it is dyed before knitting and knitted in circular socks knitting machines. Since wool socks have a mass of air trapped between the wool fibers, it maintains the body temperature and keeps your feet warm.
Angora Wool is a special wool obtained from the Ankara Rabbit by the shearing method. No animal is harmed during the shearing. Thanks to its natural thermal structure, it keeps and maintains the body temperature at the required temperature. It is also preferred by athletes who do winter sports because it does not lose its thermal feature even when wet. It is very light and soft, does not cause an allergic reaction. Its heat retention is 8 times higher than sheep wool.
Silk is obtained from two types of silkworms, which are wild and tamed. Silk is a beautiful looking, soft, shiny and durable, and it is an animal-origin fiber that can be further beautiful because it reflects colors more clearly. Silk fabrics retain their form well and wrinkle less. This feature is valid for pure and dyed silk. Woven fabrics with a substantially heavyening agent and of staple fiber are less flexible. Silk fibers have high tensile strength compared to wool fibers. It can be stretched 10-30% without breaking. However, the amount of yawn is low compared to wool. Silk is sensitive to high temperature. The chemical bonds in its structure begin to break above 100 ºC.
Although silk fibers are a small amount in the world fiber production percentage, because they are much more expensive than other fibers, the percentage that occurs when the value comparison is made rather than quantity is quite high.
We have tried to briefly share with you the knowledge and experiences we have gained in the socks industry since 1999. We recommend you to wear healthy socks as a common decision of your purchasing power, personal taste and taste. In this process, I would like to briefly mention the regenerated (Recycling) yarns that may be harmful to health. When buying socks we should avoid using socks produced from regenerated yarn. Regenerated yarns are yarns generally obtained from recycled fabrics. Regenerated yarns are not beneficial for health, as their chemical ratio is high. Although there is not much difference in appearance, we can understand the difference of the socks produced from cotton yarn with regenerated yarn with touch. Health problems such as foot fungus, foot odor, sweating and burning are common in people who use socks made from regenerated yarn.