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The Benefits of 100% Polyester Fabric

Polyester is a man-made fabric that is made of plastics. It was created in the 1940s and has many benefits, including being wrinkle-resistant and less likely to fade than cotton fabrics are. It is a great option for clothing that will see frequent wear and washing, such as work uniforms or athletic apparel. It is also an excellent choice for blankets and other household items that will receive regular use.
It is a durable and lustrous fabric that resists tearing and shredding, and it can be easily manipulated. This is why it makes a great canvas for custom printing and embroidery, such as the popular direct-to-garment (DTG) method of bringing your designs to life on blank products. The fabric’s long polymers provide strength and resilience, and it can withstand repeated stretching. In addition to its durability, it is a soft and lightweight fabric that drapes well. It can also be blended with other materials such as spandex to create stretchy, breathable fabrics for fitness and performance items.
Like any synthetic fabric, 100% polyester may not be as comfortable as natural fabrics for some people with sensitive skin. However, this is usually only an issue when it is used as a pure material and not in blended fabrics. It is also highly flammable, so it should be avoided by anyone who works or sleeps near open flames. Some people might also have a small reaction to polyester, but this is typically rare, especially when it is a blended fabric with a high percentage of natural fibers.
While there are many advantages to using 100% polyester, it’s important to consider how it impacts the environment. The production of polyester consumes a lot of energy and produces greenhouse gasses, which is not sustainable. It is also non-biodegradable, meaning that it will take a very long time to break down once it is discarded. In addition, polyester sheds tiny toxic fibers when it is used and washed, which can then get into the water supply and be unknowingly digested by animals or humans.
In order to reduce its environmental impact, some companies are now combining polyester with natural fibers such as cotton and wool to create blends. When this happens, the percentages of each are typically listed on the label of the clothes.
Whether you choose to use polyester as your main canvas for custom designs or want to find a polyester/cotton blend, you will be pleased with the quality of the fabric that we offer in our store. The wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures will give your designs the perfect backdrop to show off their details and vibrant colors. With the many options available, you can create a wardrobe that will stand out in any crowd and suit any style!