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Introducing Antimicrobial Fabric: Unwavering Demand Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Welcome back readers.

The year 2023 has passed in the blink of an eye. The long-standing COVID-19 situation that began in 2020 seems to have finally settled, and we’re starting to sense a return to a world reminiscent of the pre-pandemic era (though, of course, caution is still advised).

At ApparelX, the demand for many antibacterial and antimicrobial materials increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this demand is not just a passing trend; antibacterial and antimicrobial materials have consistently remained popular products.

In this article, we will introduce fabrics made from these antibacterial and antimicrobial materials.

What is Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Materials

First, let me give a brief definition of both.

AntibacterialIt inhibits the growth of bacteria, particularly Staphylococcus aureus, which is a common cause of odors.
AntimicrobialIt is used to prevent the proliferation of microorganisms on the fabric, suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria that could affect the body.

It’s worth noting that antimicrobial properties have a broader spectrum, suppressing the growth of a greater variety of microorganisms compared to antibacterial properties.

Antibacterial materials are commonly used in everyday clothing, sportswear, bedding, interior items, and the like, while on the other hand, antimicrobial materials, with their broader effectiveness, are often used in medical professionals’ clothing and masks.

While there is a continuous demand for medical applications, antibacterial materials remain popular even after the easing of the COVID-19 situation. The increased awareness of hygiene among consumers during the pandemic may contribute to this sustained popularity.

Recommended Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Fabrics

We’ll introduce fabrics based on their application.

General Purpose/Clothing

11495 Thread Polyester / Cotton 34 Single Thread Weather Cloth
10709 Catlight® 20S Twill
WD008ANB NEED IT! JERSEY(Antibacterial, Deodorant, UV CUT Cool To The Touch)


TC7540 Tricot Moss Stich
KS-2288 Shinkagayaki Stretch


409 Clean Cotton Oxford
E1130 Fujikinbai Kinume Lightweight Antibacterial Tarpaulin

Medical Use / Masks

10911 Cleanse® 40s Double Gauze Anti-virus
MR-844 New Mr. Caregiver
N505 Nylon 50 Denier High Density Taffeta


We hope you enjoyed this article. We introduced antimicrobial and antibacterial fabrics.

While the COVID-19 situation is finally settling down, we believe that the demand for antimicrobial and antibacterial fabrics will continue in the future.

Not only for medical and sports purposes but also for everyday clothing, hygienic options is appreciated.

We handle a wide variety of antimicrobial and antibacterial fabrics, and there are many more products that we can’t cover in this blog, so please take a look at our site ApparelX!

If you are considering ordering in large lots or would like to have a corporate representative contact you, please visit the Okura Trading Contact page!

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