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The New Wrinkle in Polyester Los Angeles Times

The New Wrinkle in Polyester

America's most frightening fabric is trying to make a comeback. Wrinkle-free, dirt-repellent polyester--chief culprit of the leisure suit scare of the 1970s--has found new life as a stand-in for human arteries, polar bear fur and New York Marathon running surfaces. Polyester is also fashioning a new image among top clothing designers, who say modern versions of the stuff could revolutionize the apparel industry. Better dressing through chemistry has returned.

Nov. 24, 1992 Go to Article