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Posted On: 2021-05-31
Categories: Rainbowsocks blog
Rainbow Socks are produced with the use of top-quality materials. The majority of our socks are made up of: 80% cotton, 17% polyamide, and 3% elastane.
Why are the socks not 100% cotton?
Artificial fibers are needed not only to make the socks comfortable, but also to keep them safe. Cotton is highly hygroscopic. This means that it absorbs a lot of moisture and makes the feet cool and damp. Cotton socks do not keep their shape - they stretch and do not return to their original form. 100% cotton composition also increases the risk of abrasions.
The best proportion of cotton to artificial fibers in the composition of the sock is 80 to 20. About 80% cotton and 20% other fibers ensures the highest quality, durability and comfort.
The cotton that we use comes from India and Germany and has been confirmed by OEKO-TEX certificate – an international symbol of highest quality textile products.
About 17% of the composition of almost each of our socks is certified polyamide. It is characterized by a very high mechanical resistance, ensuring a reduction in the risk of abrasions or holes in the material. This is very important when our foot is constantly "working",moving in the shoe.
A small amount of elastane is essential in any sock that is worn every day. The elastane we use, certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, makes the sock fulfill its core function, i.e. it stays on the foot, protects it, and does not slip.
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