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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I have learned that rayon comes in varied qualities. It is one of those fabrics that I need to see up close and it has to have a certain feel in hand.

 

One form of rayon I dislike is crinkle rayon. 

 

Luckily, maybe due to my living in hot humid FL, I am okay with wrinkling. It is unavoidable in our climate, especially with natural fabrics.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I like rayon and rayon blends.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?


@depglass wrote:

Here I was ready to order the beautiful flower print top from Kim Gravel last Saturday night.  100% rayon, what a downer.  I love her 100% polyester.  Then this morning I found a Hunter McGrady tie dye sweatshirt.  It was French terry, but was rayon instead of cotton blend.  Another no sale.  Am I missing out because of a mis-placed prejudice against rayon?  It just strikes me as a cheap fragile fabric.


@depglass LOL!!!  I have a bigger polyester phobia than a rayon one, but still both qualify.  And model. . . it's on my phobia list as well!  

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

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"While its texture and versatility make it an ideal choice for a range of apparel, rayon isn't a durable fabric, and standard machine washing can cause it to stretch, shrink, or bleed onto other articles of clothing."

Aug 29, 2020  source:  Google

 

What are the different types of rayon?
 
Viscose
 
Lyocell
 
Rayon
 
Modal
 

 
 

 

I once bought 2 rayon dresses.  Washed both the same.  One shrunk 2 sizes and the other one came out wrinkle free and enjoyed for years.  

 

Rayon is not Rayon!  Rayon is fabric made from fiber and the quality varies greatly.  

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

absolutely love rayon and will take it over cotton any day!

i find it to be cooling, easy to care for, takes color beautifully, and so comfortable.

bonus if it has some spandex in it also.

i have been buying much more of it over the past few years.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?


@Kachina624 wrote:

 


@Shanus wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@Shanus    Rayon is a natural plant fiber. 


 

@Kachina624   I stand corrected, but I still don't like it. 


@Shanus    Read my post above about it repelling dog fur.... I know you're a big fan of that.  These Logo twill pants launder flawlessly and don't wrinkle at all. 


@Shanus:  can you provide an item number?  i am all for anything that repels the dog hair 

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I will never buy 100% rayon again.

 

I haven't noticed the wrinkling as much as it looks like a rag after one washing & takes forever to dry.  Most of the time, I hang out my laundry to dry.    Everything is dry but the rayon.

 

I prefer a good quality polyester blend.   A little rayon is ok if it's over 50% poly.

 

The less cotton the better.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

@Shanus,  sorry but my previous post was supposed to be directed at @Kachina624 and i've been unable to edit

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?


@fancy pantsy wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

 


@Shanus wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@Shanus    Rayon is a natural plant fiber. 


 

@Kachina624   I stand corrected, but I still don't like it. 


@Shanus    Read my post above about it repelling dog fur.... I know you're a big fan of that.  These Logo twill pants launder flawlessly and don't wrinkle at all. 


@Shanus:  can you provide an item number?  i am all for anything that repels the dog hair 


@fancy pantsy  The post about LOGO pants was from @Kachina624.

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Re: Is my rayon phobia well founded?

I could be thinking of something else but when it first came on the scene didn't it wrinkly horribly? And often labeled 'dry clean only' ?

 

Neither seem to be the case any more and I really love the hand...