Why are acetate/spandex blends so hard to find?
June 7, 2011 10:15 PM Subscribe
Why aren't acetate/spandex blends more widely available?
posted by phoenixy to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have some clothing from the Chico's Travelers line and I love the fabric, which I think the tag says is 95% acetate and 5% spandex--it's so soft, light, wrinkle-free, and machine-washable (well, I'm not sure about that last part, but I put it in the wash and it comes out okay). But in my efforts to find quality clothing made from this fabric in a color other than black I've been stymied as I find hardly anyone making clothing out of it...pretty much just Chico's and some brand that's only sold on the Home Shopping Network. I am totally befuddled by this--why are so few companies selling clothes from this material? Is there a technical reason? A legal one? Something else?