Polyester is no longer the ugly, uncomfortable material of awful 1970's double-knit leisure suits. Technological advancements have improved the feel, luster, and drape of polyester so much that it's hard to spot, unless you check fabric tags rigorously. It’s already ubiquitous in our most basic garments, such as t-shirts, dresses, and jeans, while calling almost no attention to itself—and that’s the point. It has become essentially invisible, with manufacturers developing deniers (the thickness of the fiber that’s being spun) finer than a human hair.Innovative high-end labels, including Sacai and Comme des Garçons, regularly use it in their creations, and it can also be tweaked for performance properties, such as wicking sweat, making it popular for athletic wear and athleisure.
Polyester is easy to care for, and can be made from recycled plastic bottles.