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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.

Benefits:

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

Precautions:

  • 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.

Tips:

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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