Does polyester collect dog hair? Here’s What to Expect

What fabric does pet hair not stick to?

When it comes to clothing, choose these fur-repelling alternatives: Silk, satin or taffeta. Silk, like microfiber, has a very tight weave that lets fur slide right off. Unlike a lot of synthetic fabrics, silk does not gather static, which also goes a long way to prevent becoming covered in cat fur.


One of the most important points to consider when looking for pet friendly upholstery fabric is the tightness of the weave. The tighter the weave, the easier it will be to remove pet hair and the hair does not get embedded. Scratch marks are also fairly easy to brush off or buff out. Spills usually bead up before being absorbed by the fabric, making them easier to clean. Tighter weaves are also much more durable than more open or larger weaves and they dont tend to fray and wear as easily.

Additionally, if new upholstery has a fabric tag or label (on the decking which holds the cushions), check the cleaning codes. S is for solvent or dry cleaning, W is for water-based cleaning and S-W can be cleaned with either dry or wet cleaning. An X means the fabric can only be vacuumed. Your choice for a pet friendly fabric should be the W code.

Fabrics to avoid to keep hair from sticking

Generally, the fabrics to avoid are synthetics, such as acrylic, polyester and nylon, and is that they have a higher potential for static cling that will attract hair more than usual. The same is true for synthetic clothing, such as polyester pants and fleece jackets. Polyester does not attract pet hair as much as other materials, but you will still notice the hair on the fabric.

Some natural fibers, such as cotton and wool, attract more hair than synthetic ones, and the more texture a fabric has, the more hair it will attract. Even so, there are cottons that repel hair better, such as 100% cotton and tightly woven cotton.


The adhesion of hairs on clothes can become very annoying, especially if we have very furry pets. Moreover, it is not only an aesthetic problem, but after putting the clothes in the wash, wet tufts of hair can also prevent water from draining properly, putting a strain on your home’s plumbing. That’s why it’s important to know which fabrics are ideal when it comes to repelling the amount of pet hair on bedding and clothing before putting clothes in the washing machine.

Fabrics on which hair does not stick are fabrics such as chiffon, silk and satin, microfiber, suede, leather, linen, and denim, as well as tightly woven fabrics. To repel hair, smooth and slippery materials are best, and also watch out that they do not produce static electricity, so be careful with synthetic fabrics.

In general, opt for tightly woven fabrics that do not have wide holes so that the hair does not get stuck. With such fabrics, you will be able to shake out or remove hair easily. And, as much as possible, be careful with these fabrics: