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There seem to be two kinds in this world…polyester people and cotton people!
Before you think I’m looney…what i’m saying is true. Some sisters think the best style of garments are those made in cotton or other natural materials and tend to give the following reasons for their preference…its a natural material, biodegradable, breathable, airy and well…natural. The sisters who prefer polyester garments tend to state its because they are relatively indestructible (which could be a good or bad thing, dept how you look at it!), resist fading and shrinkage and all-in-all are more durable.
So which are you? I am definitely a polyester person! While I love some natural fabrics…namely linen, others drive me bonkers because no matter how they are cared for the inevitable fading of colors and wearing out occurs! As I write this I have several cotton and linen items from Shukr in a brown dye bath to re-dye them BACK to their original rich, deep brown tones! Never mind this is the third time Ive done this on some of them! It gets irksome. Yes, I agree cotton materials do absorb perspiration and tend to be more summer/spring appropriate, to me, the inevitable fading just doesn’t make them worthwhile to me! Don’t get me wrong, I love Shukr products and from what I hear Aab.uk has some fierce linen abayaat…but i dunno…give me durability any day!
I prefer garments made from less than natural materials simply for their durability! Thats not saying I agree with a heavy weight polyester which makes you a walking steam bath! I think there are quite a few polyester materials which are just as airy and light and comfortable in any weather as cotton or linen…such as a high quality saloona or internet (not the cheapo junk! but the real, high quality stuff!) all of which are airy and light as a feather and let the air through. They also have added benefit of…yes i said it again, durability and color fastness and even comfort! Of course, thats my rather biased opinion.
What do you all think?