A Multicriteria Decision Approach on Physical Properties of Socks Made from Different Fiber Types
The aim of the study is to investigate the physical properties of sock fabrics made from some new regenerated fibers such as modal, micro modal, bamboo, soybean and chitosan. Also, samples from cotton and viscose fibers were produced in the study for comparison reasons. The results obtained seemed that the new regenerated fibers, especially the soybean fiber may still be preferred for socks, as they have high abrasion resistance as well as bursting strength, which is important for a garment’s life time, in addition to their natural antibacterial property. Also, it was shown that TOPSIS can be a beneficial tool for this kind of researches. By using TOPSIS, a single ranking taking into account preferences of the decision-maker and priorities arranged according to the final goal can be obtained. The data obtained showed that fabrics made from soybean fiber were the best alternative from among all.