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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.

So many opinions!    I want nothing but 100% cotton for my towels and sheets.  For clothing, I like a little bit of polyester in the blend.  For me, it's more how the fabric feels, how well the item is made, the color, etc.   

 

I don't own an iron and I never plan to buy one.  My days of wearing 100% cotton, linen, and silk are over.  Thank goodness!

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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.

Speaking of sheets, we almost always opted for 100 percent cotton. But once we slept on our current cotton/bamboo sheets, we never looked back.


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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.


@tototwo wrote:

So many opinions!    I want nothing but 100% cotton for my towels and sheets.  For clothing, I like a little bit of polyester in the blend.  For me, it's more how the fabric feels, how well the item is made, the color, etc.   

 

I don't own an iron and I never plan to buy one.  My days of wearing 100% cotton, linen, and silk are over.  Thank goodness!


OMG you just made me remember the time I ordered "microfiber", aka polyester sheets.  The worst invention ever!  Super static-y, would never stay put with the quilt or comforter, sliding around all night and I would have to put the whole bed back togehter every morning.  Just terrible.  I will never make that mistake again. 

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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.


@Grouchomarx wrote:

@tototwo wrote:

So many opinions!    I want nothing but 100% cotton for my towels and sheets.  For clothing, I like a little bit of polyester in the blend.  For me, it's more how the fabric feels, how well the item is made, the color, etc.   

 

I don't own an iron and I never plan to buy one.  My days of wearing 100% cotton, linen, and silk are over.  Thank goodness!


OMG you just made me remember the time I ordered "microfiber", aka polyester sheets.  The worst invention ever!  Super static-y, would never stay put with the quilt or comforter, sliding around all night and I would have to put the whole bed back togehter every morning.  Just terrible.  I will never make that mistake again. 


I love my northern nights fleece. They are 100% polyester and are wonderfully breathable. In fact I use the top sheet as a blanket in the summer. I have thrown away all my flannel sheets that were 100% cotton. No comparison.

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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.

Love polyester.  I was a fashion snob and only wore cotton, silk and wool for a long time.  Some years ago I got rid of all of these clothes.  I now wear polyester and I am so happy to be freed of the maintenance of ironing those clothes!!! Happy happy happy. I still wear a few things that are cotton such as jean jackets or blends.

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Re: polyester, polyester, polyester.

Also there are some vendors like Isaac that feature pima cotton.  Also quacker factory has a lot of cotton things too.

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@this is my nic wrote:

Fortunately, we do have choices when it comes to fabric that our clothing is made from.  I choose no polyester! Yes, I have tried the modern polyester and still do not care for it.  I will buy tablecloths made from this fabric, but not clothes.  


I don't know how old you are, @this is my nic , but some polyester clothing items in the 1980s did actually look like silk.  I know, I owned a couple.  I guess that's my way of saying I think some of the "old" polyester fabrics were actually nicer-looking and -feeling than some today.

It's all so individually based.  I find generalizations are problematic.  

 

On the other hand, if I'd known then what I know about polyester now, I would never have bought them.  

 

 

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