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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I have many, many Rails Hunter plaid shirts. They are 100 percent rayon. They have an incredible silky hand. I wash on gentle/cold and hang to dry. No wrinkles at all.

 

I agree with the poster who said that there are different levels of quality. My shirts are fairly expensive, although Amazon has them at a better price point and their own site.


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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

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Rayon was invented as a substitute for silk. The manufacturing process is not very ecofriendly at all. The development of lyocell has made rayon a much better choice in terms of being cleaner for the environment. Lyocell (Tencel tradename) is refined rayon of better quality.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

Also worthy of note is that rayon comes in both knit and woven. I avoid the knits, unless they are Logo 230 blend (with spandex). Anything less becomes a limp dish rag after a few wearing.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

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Personally, I like the rayon fabrics around today.   

 

Like everything else - there's the "quality" issue.  Some is good, some isn't.

 

I dont mind the extra care required for some fabrics.  Hand washing and ironing isn't an issue for me.  

 

(I just bought a rayon/poly sweater from today's lunchtime specials.)

 

 

 

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?


@ALRATIBA wrote:

Personally, I like the rayon fabrics around today.   

 

Like everything else - there's the "quality" issue.  Some is good, some isn't.

 

I dont mind the extra care required for some fabrics.  Hand washing and ironing isn't an issue for me.  

 

(I just bought a rayon/poly sweater from today's lunchtime specials.)

 

 

 


@ALRATIBA 

 

Can I hire you???

 

I'd rather scrub the toidy with a toothbrush than iron!

 

If it wrinkles, it gets returned!  LOL

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I love the drape of rayon.  I give it a little body by pressing with Magic Sizing.

 

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I love the cotton/rayon ble d utems i have. The rayon mskes them silkier and they glide instead of clinging like all cotton or D&C cotgon spandex does.  I look for the ones with rayon especially.