When a brand calls, Polyester is here to answer: Fashion magazine
A brand that calls Polyester isn’t new to the fashion industry.
Polyester clothing, footwear and other products from high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Lavender and Prada are manufactured in the United States.
But there’s also a growing trend for brands to call it out on social media.
In January, the designer of the brand Fendi told HuffPost that it has made a conscious decision to call out brands that use polyester fabrics and use a certain color of polyester to differentiate from their competitors.
Fendi has also taken a position on Instagram and Snapchat where they have been outspoken about the use of polymers in their products.
“I think Polyester makes a statement,” Fendi brand director Michael Gerson said on the Snapchat channel.
“Polyester is the way to go, so it’s a way of showing that it is a high-quality product.”
Polyester fabrics are synthetic, so they have more strength than cotton, which is more absorbent.
But that’s only one part of the argument.
Polyesters also have a long history in the fashion world, dating back to the 1920s.
“It was just the best material for the time,” Gerson explained.
“And if you think about how things changed, the first clothes that people wore were made of silk or polyester and the silk and polyester came from the same plant.
The fabric is a chemical compound, so you don’t need to do much chemistry.”
The word polyester also comes from the Latin word poly, meaning “many,” or “many colors.”
The original Polyester fabric, created in Germany, was initially produced in cotton and silk, and then the cotton was cut into strips and the fabrics were used to make shirts.
Poly is a common color on most fabrics, and it’s used to mark the color of a fabric, so that people don’t have to pay too much attention to how a particular fabric is made.
The name polyester comes from Greek and means “many shades of color.”
For example, a Polyester t-shirt has the “many” in the color blue, while a Polynesian Polyester pants has a “many-colored” version.
Gerson thinks the word polyesters comes from a certain kind of “cotton,” the kind that comes from cotton that’s grown on plantations.
Polyethylene is also often used to denote the color.
A cotton shirt that’s dyed with Polyethylenisole polyamide, which also makes cotton, is called a “tanned” Polyester.