Non-occlusive knitted linen for atopic dermatitis wearer

  • Jose Favilla, João Paulo Marcicano, Regina A. Sanches, Marcus Olivas Maia
  • International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, June 2017, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ijcst-09-2014-0113

What is it about?

Non-occlusive structures (NOS) and their home care play an important role in the comfort of clothing for consumers with sensitive skin, more specifically with atopic dermatitis in subtropical climates. This study shows the research with two families in São Paulo with children under these conditions.

Why is it important?

The study provides an important holistic view on clothing in tropical climates and for consumers with atopic dermatitis, showing encouraging responses to the use of developed NOS structure and use of circular knitted linen jersey as the first layer. The results contribute to better understand the intolerance of textiles for these consumers who represent a significant portion of the Brazilian population.


Jose Aparecido Favilla

After spending a lot of time with my mother in a hospital bed, I realized that, even as she slept, she always took off her clothes. She was a person with sensitive skin and diabetes. It stuck in my mind and I always looked for answers to this discomfort. When I was starting my master's degree in Textiles and Fashion, the mother of a child with atopic dermatitis asked for textile guidance. I then decided to research further on the subject. After completing this study at the University, I made the dedication to my mother who died shortly after leaving the hospital and before completing this study.

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