What Are The Disadvantages Of Polyester?


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In terms of clothing, polyester makes an outfit look cheap and tacky. Personally, I tend to avoid synthetic materials like a cat avoids water.

The disadvantages of Polyester
Polyester is a material that has many uses, but also comes with quite a few drawbacks.

For starters, all the polyester in the world will eventually end up in one place, and one place alone: Landfill. It's a non-biodegradable material, which means it will never decompose.

Also, if you're in a business that relies on polyester products, you may know that the material's value fluctuates greatly. That's because it is oil-based, and the price of oil affects the manufacturing costs of polyester.

As far as polyester clothing goes, I find it gives the wearer a rather cheap and scruffy look. Polyester also doesn't allow air to travel through it very well, and this causes wearers to get overheated and sweaty.

Polyester also doesn't feel very nice on the skin, and is often associated with sports clothing of the 1970s (not a good thing).

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