Polyester vs Linen vs Cotton Curtains


Our customers frequently ask us the differences between natural and man-made fabrics for curtains, unfortunately, many man-made fabrics have a bad reputation from the 60s and 70s, when lots of clothing was often made from polyesters that didn’t "breathe." Many consumers have the idea that polyesters are inferior, but it is actually quite the opposite. Our fabric manufacturers are blending natural fabrics with polyester and offer the benefits from both materials. 

Polyester

Pros

  • Durable and strong
  • Won’t fade or deteriorate as quickly
  • Mold resistant and anti-bacteria
  • Less likely to get wrinkled
  • Great insulator
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Can distort when hot ironed

 

Linen

Pros

  • Organic fabric, biodegradable
  • Repellent to insects and UV resistant

Cons

  • Creases easily
  • Can attract mold or mildew
  • Expensive

 

Cotton

Pros

  • Organic fabric, biodegradable
  • Strong and absorbent

Cons

  • Wears more quickly when exposed to the sun
  • Shrinks the first time it is washed
  • Susceptible to mildew

1 comment


  • Margot Ragosta

    I think the polyester may be the better choice.


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