What is polyester?

Polyester is a popular synthetic fabric. The Polyester fibers are known to be very strong and durable. Polyester is also known for its unique ability to keep its shape when creased. This makes it great at resisting wrinkles and generally makes it a good choice as low maintenance, easy care fabric.

Polyester is also a very versatile fabric. It is often blended with other fabrics, such as cotton, to help resist wrinkling and extend the wear of these garments. Adding polyester to the fabric is also a good way for manufacturers to increase the item’s durability.

In addition, polyester is easy to wash and very quick to dry. There is minimal care required with polyester giving it the highly desired wash-and-wear characteristic. This is one of the main reasons why it is used for wicking t-shirts and other high performance apparel.

However, despite all these benefits polyester still has something of a bad reputation in the eyes of many people. The good news is that polyester really isn't what it used to be and has improved as a more breathable and comfortable fabric over the last couple of decades. It is no longer synonymous with itchy fabric with low breathability. Nowadays it is often highly valued and well regarded in the clothing and apparel industry.

Here at You Design It customers will most often come across polyester in one of our 50/50 blend t-shirts or other items. It is very common to see polyester blended with cotton in a 50/50 ratio because this yields many of the best qualities of each fabric in the end product. In fact 50/50 blend t-shirts are the first choice for quite a few customers. You may also see polyester on our website as the main composition of one of our performance moisture wicking t-shirts. As we mentioned above polyester is often chosen in performance apparel for its moisture wicking, fast drying properties and that makes it a natural in the sports arena. You Design It is proud to offer a range of products that are either all or in part polyester. We feel that these items offer a lot of value to our customers.

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