Textile and Apparel Science

Analysis of Moisture Wicking Properties in Assessing Sleepwear Performance Claims

Authors
  • Hannah Drumm (Baylor University)
  • Lakin Hinton (Baylor University)
  • Venae Jessurun (Baylor University)
  • Sheri L. Dragoo (Baylor University)

Abstract

Comfort is a key factor in sleep quality. The comfort of a cooling pajama can ease discomfort and increase sleep quality. The goal of this study is to analyze and compare five pajama brands and their moisture control properties. Common properties for moisture wicking clothing were evaluated (Kadolph, 2007) using the AATCC test procedures for Moisture Vapor Transmission, Horizontal Wicking, Vertical Wicking, Wetting, and Saturation and Liquid Holding Capacity. Each test was conducted on specimens in three states, unlaundered, laundered (30 times), and laundered with softener (30 times), and each test was reproduced three times in each state and product. Results indicated that laundering negatively impacted the ability of the garment to maintain its MVT performance ability. The addition of the detergent and softener decreased the permeability of the fabric, causing less moisture control and comfort for the wearer.

Keywords: Saturation, Wetting, Wicking, Moisture contorl

How to Cite:

Drumm, H., Hinton, L., Jessurun, V. & Dragoo, S. L., (2020) “Analysis of Moisture Wicking Properties in Assessing Sleepwear Performance Claims”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.12126

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Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed