- I only get a haircut every 3 months or so. Which means, a fair amount of the time, my hair is sitting on my shoulders, touching my clothes. Polyester causes static. But then so does silk. And cashmere. Oh well!
- Because it doesn’t breathe, I am invariably too hot or too cold when wearing it. I’m a wimp. I don’t need any help being hot or cold.
- Smells and stains positively cling to polyester.
- Petroleum-based fibers are made from, you guessed it, petroleum. The stuff that makes the world go ’round. If it were not being made into disposable clothing, it could be heating homes. This is the one I guessed you wouldn’t have thought of.
To be completely honest, I do have items that are lined with polyester. And my navy blazer and a few very nice dressy items that are hard to find in any other fabric. But for my everyday clothing I prefer cotton and wool.
Interested in sustainable style? I recommend the excellent and very thorough blog at the crossroads of style and sustainability, fiftyRX3.