Polyester is a synthetic fabric which is very lightweight and long-lasting. At House of U, you can print polyester fabric by the yard with your own unique design to elevate your creative projects to the next level. Whether you want to use it for clothing, art or interior design – the possibilities are endless with our wide range of polyester fabrics. Need help finding the right fabric? Please contact us.
Custom polyester fabric
Printing on polyester
The entire fabric printing process happens in-house at House of U, allowing us to guarantee the highest quality of products, short delivery times, and the ability to print polyester by the yard.
Our polyester fabric printing process goes as follows: first, we use GOTS disperse inks to print on the fabric, after which we treat the fabric by finishing and washing it to ensure the longevity of the printed colors. Last – but definitely not least – the custom polyester fabric undergoes a thorough final quality check to ensure everything looks just the way you want it to.
Properties of polyester fabric
Polyester fabric’s texture and synthetic nature make it a very sturdy and virtually wrinkle-free kind of textile. As a result, polyester is a wear-resistant kind of material that doesn’t need to be ironed often.
- Sturdy material
- Retains color well (UV resistant)
- Water-repellent, but not very breathable
Recycled polyester: U-cirular fabrics
A large part of our polyester collection consists of U-circular fabrics. These fabrics have a recycled polyester base (also called 'Rpet') and are made from recycled PET beverage bottles. As a result, no new raw materials need to be used in production. This makes the U-circular fabric a sustainable alternative to regular polyester.
Popular uses of polyester
Polyester fabric is often used for interior design purposes, primarily because of its long-lasting nature – think, for example, about pillows, curtains or upholstery. Polyester’s UV resistance also makes it a very suitable fabric for any outdoor applications, as it will retain its color even if it’s laying in the sun.
The fashion industry is also fond of polyester; however, because the fabric isn’t very breathable and can quickly feel stuffy, it’s best to use it for looser garments like dresses, blouses, and skirts. Additionally, because polyester fabric is stretchy and water-repellent, it’s great for any outdoor garments: brands often use polyester fabric for swimwear and other sports’ clothing.
A guide to washing your custom polyester fabrics
Polyester is a fabric that can be washed at temperatures up to 30°C. Additionally, it should not be bleached or tumble dried. It’s possible to iron polyester, if necessary, but it’s recommended to do so at a lower temperature to not damage the fabric.
Printing your own design on polyester?
Polyester is a stylish fabric that’ll bring a unique flair to your interior design projects or personalized clothing items. Would you like to print your own design on polyester? Check out our wide range of polyester fabrics, all available for custom fabric printing. If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for or have any other questions, feel free to contact us!
If you would like to see and feel the fabric before you order a print, you can order our Fabric Book and Eco Fabric Kit or just order our Eco Fabric Kit to receive fabric sample books of our fabric collections. Once you’ve figured out what kind of fabric you want, ordering it is easy: just upload your design to our design generator and we’ll do the rest!