It is relatively little known about the antibacterial activity of the knitted fabrics for making clothing to be worn next to the skin, especially the leather for making working and protective footwear. Antibacterial activity of grey, antibacterial treated and dyed knitted fabrics for making clothing worn next to the skin according to 3 types of bacteria that can be found in the normal physiological flora of human skin, and which can be opportunistic pathogens will be determined. An antibacterial activity of the leather intended for the manufacture of work and protective footwear will be investigated. The definition of antibacterial activity will be an important factor that could affect the very care and the application of garments and footwear.
The evaluation of performance and functional properties of knitted fabric, leather and multi-layered material constructions will be performed.