Our Gen 3 socks have the following fabric content.
Cocona 46% to 54%-from coconut shells
Cotton 30% to 35%-natural comfort
Nylon 13% to 8%-logo
Lycra 11% to 3%-elasticized band
Testing and user feedback indicated the favorability of decreasing man-made content. The only non-natural substances in our socks is what is needed for the elasticized band at the top and the minimum amount required for logo and info placement, such as 'Made in the USA.'
After production is completed: Socks are machine washed, given an anti-microbial treatment and a special process is utilized to activate the embedded carbon.
CoconaTM yarns are made using natural technologyTM derived from coconut shells. Fiber is taken from coconut shells, a waste by-product of the food industry, infused with activated carbon from the water filter industry, which is then blended into the yarn that makes the socks.
Lab Tested: Socks have undergone lab testing to back up our claims regarding odor absorbance value 25 (Minimum requirement 15), absorbency value 2 seconds (Minimum 3 seconds), Ultraviolet Protection Factor 50 and surface resistivity value 8.0E9 (Minimum requirement <10 raised to -13).
These activated coconut carbon fibers provide remarkable evaporative characteristics and odor management.