The ability of a fabric to take in moisture – a very important property, which affects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build–up, shrinkage, water repellency and wrinkle recovery.
References for this information:
Clothing Biosensory Engineering, 2006, Pages 218-234
Advanced in Knitting Technology, 2011, Pages 287-308
Woven Terry Fabrics, 2017, Pages 19-28
High-Performance Apparel, 2018, Pages 7-32