Brace yourself. We're about to emit a four letter word. Poly- as in esther. Before you shut us down, let us make a few points. Yes, it is synthetic and if you are a stoic natural fiber only kind of person, you can stop reading now. The use of polyester is back with gusto and used by some of the highest end designers on the planet. If you see things like techno or scuba, it is most likely these are some type of polyester materials. Renuar has a beautiful new line called the Airflow Blouse: Let's be clear. The polyester products of today are NOT the 70's leisure suits. The improved garments are soft, resistant to stretching and shrinking, easy to clean, quick drying and resistant to wrinkles. Many blends are breathable and have a much softer sheen than the overly bright disco sheen of yore.