Date: Monday, August 21st, 2017 10:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Obvs this is anecdata; the issue for my daughter with polyester is the breathability, and therefore it sets off her comorbid eczema. Non-breathable fabrics are notorious for this.

For me it is entirely sensory. I can detect as little as 5% polyester in a fabric blend with about half a second of touching the fabric, and my hand will itch for a good five minutes afterwards. This is why I want to see labelling; I CAN tell by touching something if it's going to be suitable, but it's not fun to do so. The satin/silky polyesters are actually the worst for this, for me. It's almost like an electric shock, and actively painful, to touch them.

I know at least three other autistic people who have the same problem, to a greater or lesser degree, and a further two who have the setting-off-of-comorbid eczema problem (as in two more as well as my daughter).

And yeah, I get the same reaction to viscose, but other people have told me they don't. I am happy for them.
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