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Anti-microbial Garments

Anti-Microbial Fabric The antimicrobial substance is used in the textile industry in treating textile to prevent rotting especially in hot climate regions like the tropics (Shahidi & Wiener, 2012). Commonly, the use of antimicrobial agents is in clothes, which are for outdoor purposes like in the healthcare sector, sport, and leisure. Typically, antimicrobial agents used in textiles include silver ions, quaternary ammonium compounds, polyhexamethylene biguanides, triclosan, or chitosan (Hoefer & Hammer (2011). The application of antimicrobial agents to textiles is by direct addition to the fiber spinning dope, foaming technique, spraying and coating. Silver is the commonly used in the antimicrobial since it has the ability to interrupt the bacteria’s of the ability to form the various chemical bonds which...

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Grey is the New Black !!!

The specific purpose of undershirts like other undergarments, which include vests, was to protect the outer cloth from touching the body. However, their invention was insignificant since 18th century where bathing was an uncommon practice among human beings. Nowadays, the purpose of undershirts is different. Currently, the choice of an undershirt is dependent on color. The grey shirt is emerging as the most preferred undershirts among users. The material used in making the undershirt is the silver-infused anti-microbial fabric. This paper will provide a detailed analysis about benefits of grey undershirt, in addition to analyzing silver infused anti-microbial fabric. Color plays an important role in persuading men to choose an undershirt. The most predominant undershirt, in this case, is the...

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Undershirts

Undershirts are something many of us use, but there is not much writing or evidence about when and from where they originate. Underwear, as we see them today, came out of the US military. The military used it in the Navy. They were also worn by people from other cultures such as China. It became popular in the US in the early 20th century. Different people wore the undershirt for various purposes. It was extensively worn in winters as additional protection against cold. For a long time, it was worn to protect the delicate handmade clothes from sweat. Recently, there was the emergence of the compression or slimming vest which could be categorized as another type of undershirt. Undershirt can...

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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) Hyperhidrosis Sweating is an essential phenomenon in our body. It helps maintain a normal body temperature, to release toxins from our body and to cool our body. Some people tend to sweat abnormally, at inappropriate times, far more than the required amount needed to maintain normal body temperature or at times when the body doesn’t need any cooling. This condition is called Hyperhidrosis. People are suffering from hyperhidrosis sweat excessively only in certain parts of the body. Armpit, feet, face and hands are the most commonly affected parts. The rest of the body remains dry. It ‘s hard for these people to go about their day to day activities. For example, if they’re writing, their hands start...

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