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Is Silk always better than Polyester? – Part 3

Note: When I sat down to write this opinion post, it became so long that I decided to break it up into 3 parts. This is the final part (Part 3). I’d recommend you start with the Part 1 and Part 2 here. 

Now that we have discussed the pros & cons of Silk in Part 1, and cons of Polyester in Part 2, it is only fair that we give Polyester the light of day it deserves. So here goes:

  1. Polyester is light, strong and long lasting. It is less prone to wear and tear.
  2. Polyester is more sun resistant when compared to silk and cotton and holds its color well.
  3. Polyester is far more wrinkle-resistant when compared to Cotton and Silk.
  4. Polyester is machine washable and easy to maintain.

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Is Silk always better than Polyester? – Part 1

Note 1: This post is my personal opinion. My intention is to open a dialogue about the age old adage that “Silk is better than Polyester”. This is not to judge or criticize the sartorial choices made by anyone. I wanted to share my thoughts as I feel passionately about this topic. That’s all.

Note 2: When I sat down to write this, it became such a long blog post that I decided to break it up into 3 parts. I’d recommend starting with the below post. You can find Part 2 and Part 3 here. 

In the last few years, I’ve heard and read a lot about how polyester is the devil. Many minimalists, style bloggers, fashion thinkers and magazines have been questioning if we should be paying for polyester clothes at all. I have seen statements like ‘Just say no to polyester.’, ‘Throw out everything polyester in your closet.’

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The beauty of fabrics

I do understand the rational behind wanting silk in our closets. Let me be the first  one to bring up the positives of silk before we jump into the actual comparison. Read more