Cotton vs. Polyester

Cotton vs. Polyester

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What is best for me? Cotton or Polyester

When choosing a garment to decorate, our customers are continuously asking “What is the difference between cotton and polyester, and what should I choose?”
“Generally clothing comfort is defined as absence of perceived pain or discomfort.” It is also defined as “Welfare, lack of pain and of nuisance.”

now let’s know the deference between them

Cotton vs Polyester


cotton fabric

Breathable: This natural fiber lets your skin breathe. It also absorbs moisture to keep your body temperature stable.
Soft, but strong: The fibers are less abrasive than polyester, so it feels super soft on your skin. That being said, some cotton fabric is designed to be strong and rough, like heavy duty cotton canvas. It all depends on the weave and the finish.
Great for sensitive skin: Because it is so much softer, those with sensitive skin tolerate 100% cotton better than the other one. With organic products becoming increasingly popular, you can find cotton fabric made with very little chemical processing.
Easy to dye: The fibers hold dye incredibly well. It also tends to dye evenly and produce a truer, deeper color. However, with excessive exposure to sunlight and time (decades), the dye will eventually fade. Also, cotton will shrink with the first washing and drying.
Biodegradable: Cotton will break down over time. Cotton isn’t as durable as polyester in the long run. However, proper care can prolong the life of cotton. Try to avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sunlight and moisture.


Long lasting: Polyester is a man-made fiber. It’s very resilient and can withstand a good deal of wear and tear. It’s basically plastic. In fact, plastic bottles can be recycled into poly-ester fabric. Polyester is not compostable, meaning it doesn’t break down well in soil. Think about this in a landfill.
Less fading: Polyester holds dye well to prevent fading, but doesn’t produce as “rich” of a color as cotton. High-quality polyester holds its shape well and doesn’t shrink.
Dries quickly: Unlike cotton, poly-ester isn’t absorbent. It’s definitely not your go-to for towels. However, it dries super-fast. So if you want to reduce that electricity bill, you might want to sew polyester clothing.
Less wrinkling: It’s more resistant to wrinkles than cotton. This is great for anyone who dreads ironing.
No breathing: Polyester doesn’t let your skin breathe like cotton. For instance, if you wear a polyester shirt in the summer, you might find yourself pretty sweaty.


That being said, there are many performance wear polyester products specifically engineered to wick sweat away from your body, but it really only works if the fabric is skin tight. If you buy a low-quality product, you’ll notice a weird after smell.


cotton plant

Cotton is widely used fiber which has a terrific acceptance to the textile market & also to the customer, Cotton is obviously better in warm condition in terms of comfort. Many people prefer cotton because it is a plant-based product and is “sustainable”. , but polyester is also a most popular fiber to produce better clothes for technical purposes, fancy fabric & furnishing purposes. Besides by applying softener and additives to polyester fabric it will become very popular for the casual clothing like cotton fabric.