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Woman slams stores for selling clothes made from polyester at 'crazy expensive price'

Woman slams stores for selling clothes made from polyester at 'crazy expensive price'

The TikTok star accused Zara and Abercrombie & Fitch of selling primarily polyester clothes

As the festive season creeps up on us ever faster, it's understandable for some shoppers to become increasingly angsty.

With colossal queues, products out of stock, and busy shop floors, it's no surprise that November and December are dubbed the most stressful times to shop.

And as long as these disgruntled shoppers resist directing their stress at poor retail workers, I'm here to for an all-guns-blazing rant.

This week, a young woman has slammed a series of global clothing stores for charging jaw-droppingly high prices for items that are primarily made out of polyester.

Amber Sabri - whose parents both work in the fashion industry - aired her fury on TikTok, claiming her education on fabric is 'sabotaging' her experience whilst shopping.

In a fiery new video, she complained about the quality of clothing that is being stocked in high-street stores.

The social media star slammed Zara and Abercrombie and Fitch.

"Everything single thing is polyester or acrylic and it’s trash," she hit out, before giving a list of examples of her recent shopping mishaps, which have left her stumped by what she claims is low quality products and staggeringly high prices.

Among the fast-fashion retailers she names and shames on the video is Zara, which she accused of mostly selling polyester products.

Revealing she has now started avoiding the popular clothing store, Amber also went on to mention Abercrombie & Fitch, after discovering a $220 'tweed' coat was actually made of one hundred percent polyester.

She demanded: "I want good, cute clothes not at a crazy expensive price and I don’t want them to be polyester. Am I the problem?"

Polyester became widely mass-produced in clothing some years ago, mainly due to how inexpensive the fabric is to make.

However, polyester is non-biodegradable and can pollute the environment through the manufacturing process too.

Zara was one of the stores accused of selling primarily polyester clothes.
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She captioned the video - which has now accumulated over 1.2 million viewers within a matter of days: "Hate my mother for teaching me [about] fabrics - Where do I shop now?"

And many fellow shoppers joined Amber in hitting out at other retailers selling polyester products for extortionate prices.

"I feel you," one viewer wrote. "Two of my family members studied fashion and textiles. I think polyester (derogatory) might’ve been one of my first words."

Another hit out: "Once I became aware of polyester, I have been spiralling. I want a new bath robe, why are they all PLASTIC."

"The product name will say ‘Cotton overcoat’ and I look at fabric and it’s like ‘100% Polyester’ like ??? Hello??" wrote a third.

UNILAD has contacted Zara and Abercrombie & Fitch for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: TikTok/@missambersabri

Topics: Money, Fashion