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anon039's Photo anon039 13 Jun 2019

So today I was having a browse at my shopping centre as I need to stock up on some casual but nice clothes for work.
A few things that I thought looked ok ended up being 100% polyester.
This really annoys me as I don’t like the feel of it on me and in general.
I like that it’s cheaper especially  as I need to buy a few tops.
Is it as bad as I think it is?
Smelly? Feels synthetic?
Edited by anon039, 13 June 2019 - 08:14 PM.
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Riotproof's Photo Riotproof 13 Jun 2019

Not a fan.
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Demera's Photo Demera 13 Jun 2019

I don't like it either, especially if it's sleepwear as I just cannot sleep in it at all.  Poly/cotton blends I'll consider.
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hills mum bec's Photo hills mum bec 13 Jun 2019

I don’t buy anything that requires ironing so I think my entire wardrobe is polyester.
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rosie28's Photo rosie28 13 Jun 2019

I don’t like it at all, but i’ll consider a blend at times. My gripe at the moment is that so many maternity clothes are cheap crappy plastic, but cost a fortune and won’t keep me warm! Importing it all from the UK...
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PrincessPeach's Photo PrincessPeach 13 Jun 2019

Work blouses, I'm ok with it, but I work in an airconditioned office with a bunch of polar bears (well it feels it).

But anything else, I'm not a fan.

Polar fleece stuff is just as bad, so many kids character pj's are polar fleece & my kids just melted in them.
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Ozquoll's Photo Ozquoll 13 Jun 2019

There is a technique for fabricating polyester that results in a breathable fabric....but it is more expensive and probably hasn’t been used in the clothes you saw since they were cheap. Polyester certainly can get smelly because it doesn’t breathe well. I have some gorgeous vintage clothes made of polyester, but there is only a narrow temperature range where I can wear them and not be either too cold or horribly sweaty.
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Jenflea's Photo Jenflea 13 Jun 2019

I prefer a blend so it doesn't wrinkle but not too much so I don't get static cling.
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Paddlepop's Photo Paddlepop 13 Jun 2019

A big heck no to polyester clothes. Hot, sweaty, stinky, slippery and just yuck.
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anon039's Photo anon039 13 Jun 2019

I’d never consider 100% polyester but I also  wouldn’t  wear any polyester as sleepwear.
What about stuff that’s a mix? (for work tops)

I actually don’t normally buy it hence all the questions.
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purplekitty's Photo purplekitty 13 Jun 2019

Natural fibres only,otherwise I am very uncomfortable.
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Paddlepop's Photo Paddlepop 13 Jun 2019

No to blends too. Still sweaty and stinky. 100% cotton for me, plus sometimes a few things in viscose.
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EsmeLennox's Photo EsmeLennox 13 Jun 2019

Meh...if I like it, I’ll buy it. I don’t really consider what things are made from that much.

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anon039's Photo anon039 13 Jun 2019

Even when I’m searching online I find so much polyester!
I get excited about a top as it looks great, price is great and then I see it’s made of polyester!!
Next...
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Goldenash's Photo Goldenash 13 Jun 2019

No. Silk, wool and cotton.

I do wear viscose occassionally. It is man made, but I think made from naturally derived rather than wholly synthetic like polyester.  I think!!!!
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anon039's Photo anon039 13 Jun 2019

View PostGoldenash, on 13 June 2019 - 08:08 PM, said:

No. Silk, wool and cotton.

I do wear viscose occassionally. It is man made, but I think made from naturally derived rather than wholly synthetic like polyester.  I think!!!!

Yeah viscose doesn’t seem to be as gross.

What about acrylic??
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Charli73's Photo Charli73 13 Jun 2019

I have a few cheap polyester tops from H and M but I need to wear extra deodorant when I wear them..

My pet hate is viscose clothing which feels great BUT when I wash it (in cold as per label) it always shrinks I refuse to buy anything with a high viscose content.
It’s mainly tees and sweaters.
Edited by Charli73, 13 June 2019 - 08:11 PM.
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Ozquoll's Photo Ozquoll 13 Jun 2019

If we’re talking man-made fibres, Lyocell/Tencel is good stuff - soft, breathable, low-wrinkle, drapes well. It is made from cellulose and apparently the manufacturing process is pretty much a closed-loop so environmentally it is a good choice.
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Goldenash's Photo Goldenash 13 Jun 2019

View Postanon039, on 13 June 2019 - 08:10 PM, said:



Yeah viscose doesn’t seem to be as gross.

What about acrylic??

I don’t think i see it on labels as much. I would probably avoid acrylic as I tend to get very cold, so usually summer clothes or tops/basics are cotton or silk and then I have a few wool cardigans and jumpers to add warmth.

But I am very fussy about textures. If it is scratchy or non breathable I find it gets uncomfortable very quickly.

I have a some hiking things that I am not sure what they are, some wool but some must be blends.  

I haven’t noticed viscose shrinking, but I do have a viscose skirt that has been getting tight and thought I must be putting on weight...... I like the idea it has shrunk.
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Paddlepop's Photo Paddlepop 13 Jun 2019

View PostGoldenash, on 13 June 2019 - 08:08 PM, said:

I do wear viscose occassionally. It is man made, but I think made from naturally derived rather than wholly synthetic like polyester.  I think!!!!

Yep, it's from trees or cellulose or something like that.

I'll do acrylic for jumpers or cardigans. As long as it's not directly against my skin, and I can take it off if I get too hot in it.
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Mands09's Photo Mands09 13 Jun 2019

I’m really fussy with my clothes. Which is hard at the moment because I swear everything is polyester at the moment. I am boycotting Witcher’s which used to be my go to store as it seems that everything is polyester but still the same price as earlier.

So disappointing. I also find lyocell/rayon just as bad as straight polyester.

Cotton and wool for the win.
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jayskette's Photo jayskette 13 Jun 2019

I only buy polyester blouses for work (office). Can't stand them for any other purpose!
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anon039's Photo anon039 13 Jun 2019

View PostMands09, on 13 June 2019 - 08:21 PM, said:

I’m really fussy with my clothes. Which is hard at the moment because I swear everything is polyester at the moment. I am boycotting Witcher’s which used to be my go to store as it seems that everything is polyester but still the same price as earlier.

So disappointing. I also find lyocell/rayon just as bad as straight polyester.

Cotton and wool for the win.

Do you mean Witchery? Surely with their prices it can’t be polyester?? I wouldn’t go back either!!
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YodaTheWrinkledOne's Photo YodaTheWrinkledOne 13 Jun 2019

Not a huge fan of synthetic fabrics but I will buy/wear some blends. I rarely buy or wear 100% synthetic.
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kimasa's Photo kimasa 13 Jun 2019

Yes. They are also known as my work uniform. My sweaty sweaty work shirts.
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