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A Few Tips for Taking Care of Polyester & Nylon Clothing

Millie Kwan - Friday, September 25, 2015

Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is commonly used to make everyday clothes. It is also used to create blends that make cotton and other fabrics more durable. Here is a quick look at the benefits of dressing in polyester and tips on how to care for polyester properly.


  • Comfortable to wear 
  • Dyes easily
  • Easy care, and dries quickly


  • Heat sensitive, can be damaged by hot irons and high drying temperatures
  • Bright colors fade readily to sunlight 
  • Discoloration and staining from perspiration

General Care:

  • Usually drycleanable in any solvent.
  • If washable, use permanent press cycles, which are shorter and gentler than cotton cycles.
  • If machine drying, use medium to low temperatures. Remove immediately and hang to minimize ironing.


Synthetic fibers hold onto oily stains, and we all know that oil and water do not mix. So if you get an oil-based stain on a polyester blouse, it will not be removed in normal washing. This is a stain that is best handled by a professional cleaner like Sarni Cleaners.


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