Development of a Care Labelling Process for Compression Stockings Based on Natural (Cotton) Fibers

Polymers (Basel). 2021 Jun 26;13(13):2107. doi: 10.3390/polym13132107.


This study is to investigate to what extent the performance of compression stockings with cotton components deteriorates after repeated washing processes. Four compression stockings having at least one cotton constituent yarn and two all-nylon stockings as reference samples were produced under controlled commercial conditions. After analysing the data obtained, a care labelling process for the compression socks with cotton components was developed such that they can preserve their compression properties over successive laundering treatments.

Keywords: care labelling; cotton; medical compression stocking; nylon.