Satin Robes FAQ
Satin robes have polyester as one of their component fabrics. Polyester is a type of plastic that is sourced from petroleum. The way it is produced is that acid and alcohol is mixed in a laboratory which then melts the plastic and produces polyester fibers.
Now before you freak out and think that polyester-made satin robes are some freakish stuff, remember that many of the things we use in everyday life are derived from plastic. And as the sections below discuss, you’d be surprised to know that these plastic-made clothes are good for your health and good for the environment. Read on to find out.
Its flexibility allows it to be contoured to various body shapes and sizes. The same cannot be said with natural fibers. Because of the latter’s inconsistent properties, the robe maker is forced to add more layers, stitching, and supportive elements which add to the weight of the fabric which is already heavy to begin with. The robe wearer then ends up in a bulky robe which will make her look puffy.
With polyester satin robes, you can be assured of a huggy and feely light clothing that moves well with every movement.
Cozy to wear
Polyester satin robes are lightweight, smooth, and warm to the skin. All these properties lead to a very comfortable experience. Many natural fibers, on the other hand, are heavier in weight. Add the fact that they retain sweat and humidity and you end up with a heavy and cold-feeling cloth that feels damp when you wear it for an extended period of time.
Safe to use for people with allergies
Satin is resistant to bacteria and molds so it is safer to use for people with allergies and sensitivities. It would be disastrous if you were to buy stock cotton or linen bridesmaid robes for your girls and your photo shoot ends up with a lot of sneezing and coughing.
It does not retain body odor
Other fabrics soak up moisture really fast resulting in a very uncomfortable experience. Adding insult to injury, “sponge’ fabrics encourage the growth of bacteria from all the moisture build up. You then end up with a saggy-looking robe and a smelly one at that. Satin robes, on the other hand, are quick-drying and therefore prevents bacteria from wreaking havoc to your dress up.
It is able to maintain its original shape
Unlike natural fibers which shrink and expand depending on the temperature, polyester fabric is able to retain its original shape. There’s no worse feeling than to order your robe in your exact measurements and then find out that it ends up shrinking or expanding on your wedding day. This can be a very hassling experience. This is why we choose polyester satin for our bridal and bridesmaid robes because we know that they are consistent from day 1.
It is a versatile fabric
Polyester satin threads are highly compatible when mixed with other fabrics like silk and nylon. This feature leads to the ability to combine the strong properties in each fabric. Satin robes are therefore a product of scientific work and even now, it is still being continually improved. If you didn’t know, the cozy and quick-drying modern athletic socks that you wear are actually a combination of polyester and nylon. You’ve probably noticed that the thick cotton socks that you wore when you were younger felt shitty compared to modern sports socks.
It is a recyclable material
Probably its most relevant feature in an age where climate change is rapidly occurring. Natural fibers require a lot of water, fossil fuel, and fertilizers to produce and even then, they eventually disintegrate. Polyester satin, on the other hand, can be endlessly recycled and reduces energy consumption and waste generation.
It has strong fibers
Other fabrics have to be woven in thick layers before they can achieve strength but polyester’s long and stable polymers make it really tough even with just a thin layer. This means that you can be confident in putting it in the laundry machine. It also will not tear even if it is intentionally stretched by hand.
The strength in the polyester satin permits it to be printed with vinyl or embroidered without getting damaged.
Because it is durable, you can expect that the robe that you buy now will last for many, many years. Strong and lightweight. You get the best of both worlds.
It is cheaper to manufacture
The production of polyester costs much lower compared to processing natural fibers like wool. Polyester fibers can be manufactured in gigantic numbers at a cheap cost. Ultimately, the buyer benefits from this because she doesn’t have to spend a lot of money.
The capacity to print on polyester also allows for very cheap printed shirts to be made. Another benefit for the consumer.
Lastly, most fabrics including more expensive wool require lamination to make them water resistant. In comparison, polyester is waterproof by design. Manufacturers therefore do not have to engage in expensive lamination treatment so the costs to the environment are minimized.
If you are interested in buying satin robes for you or your bridesmaids, you can go to our page and check out our rich collection.