Acrylic yarn is a popular synthetic yarn, because it’s cheap, lightweight, and durable. It is safe to machine wash as it does not shrink, and the colours do not fade.
It is great for plush toys, interior decorative pieces, slippers, bags, and much more. It is a great choice for people allergic to wool, but it can be irritating to sensitive skin.
100% Acrylic yarn is vegan, but it is not eco-friendly as it is made from fossil fuels. It is also flammable and melts like plastic, therefore not recommended for items that come in contact with high heat (coasters, oven mitts, and so on)