Karl`s PC Help Forums Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

In memory of Karl Davis, founder of this board, who made his final journey 12th June 2007

Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites   Post new thread Poll:
Author: Subject: How to distinguish wool and wool blend from acrylic?
scholar
Knowledge of Ages
*******


Avatar


Posts: 32211
Registered: 14-10-2004
Location: Illinois
Theme: KF Blue (Default)
Member Is Offline

Mood: pensive

[*] Post 510008 posted on 9-11-2017 at 22:20 Reply With Quote
How to distinguish wool and wool blend from acrylic?



I like wool blend socks for work in the cold food plant, and my son-in-law (who also works there) does as well--but they are so expensive, new!

I see heavy-duty socks at the charity thrift stores, from time to time, at cheap prices. But, I don't know how to distinguish wool blend socks from acrylic socks. It is obvious the acrylic socks are designed to mimic the wool socks in appearance--same colors, same thickness, etc. But, the acrylic socks do not handle moisture for me as well as wool blend does.

A quick internet search suggests burning the fabric, to see if it melts or ashes. Or, bleach the fabric--the destroyed fabric will look different.

When I am in the store, examining the socks, destroying them to find out if they are wool or not makes the socks useless to me. And, of course, I would have to pay for the socks I destroyed.

How do I distinguish between wool or wool-blend socks and acrylic polyester socks?confused2
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
LSemmens
Undercover MOD
********


Avatar


Posts: 32767
Registered: 19-11-2004
Location: Riverton, South Australia
Theme: Windows XP Silver
Member Is Offline

Mood: Gone crazy, Back soo

[*] Post 510016 posted on 10-11-2017 at 00:13 Reply With Quote


There may actually be a label on the socks.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
scholar
Knowledge of Ages
*******


Avatar


Posts: 32211
Registered: 14-10-2004
Location: Illinois
Theme: KF Blue (Default)
Member Is Offline

Mood: pensive

[*] Post 510017 posted on 10-11-2017 at 02:14 Reply With Quote


No, Leigh, there isn't.:(

Some clothing in the US typically has fabric labels on them (e.g. shirts), but socks usually only have such labels on the packaging. Used clothing at thrift stores does not have the packaging labels on socks.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
Post new thread Poll:

Guest Notice
You are a guest, as a guest you can only see a maximum of 3 posts per thread.

If you want to see the rest, please click here to register.