Silver ions prevent bacterial growth
The use of special yarns in anti-odour fabrics effectively hinders the development of odours. Sweat is one of the commonest causes behind the formation of odours. Anti-odour fabrics are especially important for textiles that are used to manufacture items of clothing – especially if these garments are to be worn directly next to the wearer’s skin.
Despite their capabilities, even anti-odour textiles cannot fully block the penetration of odours into the fabric. If sweat or other unpleasant odours such as smoke do in fact manage to penetrate the normally anti-odour fabric, silver ions are lying in wait to destroy the odour. The growth of microbes can be stopped effectively if fewer bacteria manage to colonise the surface of the material. These bacteria are the reason why unpleasant odours arise in the first place.