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




Verified Customer Reviews

04/13/2024
Ordered drapes and roman shade for our bedroom. The drapes were 208" wide and 96" tall - with a blackout backing. They look fantastic - the sewing and workmanship are top notch. Each piece is a continuous panel - not multiple panels sewn together. Beautiful fabric also. The Roman shade is just as nicely made. When I was a little unsure of the stack back and other rod questions I texted Loft and they got back to me within minutes. Answered any question and made sure my measurements were good. Great experience overall - plus saved almost 1/2 of what a local designer was proposing. Don't hesitate if you want excellent quality drapes/shades along with great support.
Jeffrey L.
04/13/2024
Excellent overall experience - top quality workmanship and great support when I had questions prior to ordering.
Jeffrey L.
03/25/2024
The company made it super easy to order, and material and lining feel like they are of high-quality. These drapes look classy and elegant.
Cari L.
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