Cotton and polyester couldn’t be any more different. Polyester is a man-made synthetic fiber, so where cotton is grown in a field, polyester is created in a lab. Polyester pellets are melted down and forced through small holes and then stretched. The extruded fibers cool and solidify into a very strong fiber. Then the process looks similar to cotton, as the fibers are spun and then woven into the polyester fabric we all know.
Polyester was once criticized for the unnatural feel it had on the skin, but technology has progressed greatly since the creation of polyester in 1946. Today, you can find high-end performance polyester fabrics with amazing touch and feel that rival some of the best natural fabrics.
When compared with cotton fabrics, polyester has 3 main benefits that will make for a better scrub-wearing experience:
Polyester is a very strong fiber. Holding up very well to heavy washings, it also has high color retention when compared to a cotton counterpart. This means longer lasting scrubs for you.
Unlike cotton, polyester is hydrophobic, which means it dries fast and wicks moisture from your skin, leaving you feeling dry and cool.
Polyester fabric is easier to care for. It’s naturally wrinkle-resistant and does not shrink. Looking professional is simple with polyester scrubs.