Viscose is a great option if you’re looking for a lightweight material with a nice drape, a lustrous finish, and a soft feel.
It is relatively inexpensive and can convey luxury for a much lower price point.
It also blends well with other fibers like cotton, polyester, and spandex.
Is Viscose a natural fiber?
Viscose is the generalized term for a regenerated manufactured fiber, made from cellulose, obtained by the viscose process. As a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber, it is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester) – it falls somewhere in between.
What is viscose made from?
Viscose is made from wood pulp, making it a cellulosic fibre, like cotton or linen. It is often regarded as only partially manmade. Manufactured fibres derive from naturally occurring cellulose, or protein, while synthetic fibres do not – they are completely manmade.
Is it safe to wear viscose?
As a plant-based fibre, viscose is not inherently toxic or polluting.
Does viscose dry quickly?
(Note: A similar fabric, viscose rayon, is typically dry clean only, so check the care instructions to be sure.) Pros: Silky smooth feel, dries quickly and resists wrinkles; Tencel is made using an environmentally friendly process. Cons: Doesn’t wick away moisture as well as polyester or nylon.