What is Viscose?
Viscose is semi synthetic fabric refers specifically to the solution of wood pulp that is turned into the fabric. It is the type of rayon. Viscose fabric often looks like silk and feels like cotton. Viscose is a breathable cool fabric for summers.
Viscose is derived from these plants & trees: Pine, Beech, Spruce, Eucalyptus, Bamboo, Soy, Sugarcane, Hemlock.
- In 1883 viscose was manufactured as an affordable alternative to natural silk by Anselme Payen, But it was not until the 1880s that cellulose was used to create viscose to replace silk.
- In 1884 this discovery was made by Hilaire de Chardonnet in Échirolles who was known for the manufacture of artificial silk (viscose or rayon) and a textile industry for its production.
- He tried to apply solvents to the cellulose, and thus obtained a dense, viscous solution, which he filtered through a plate in which he had previously drilled tiny holes, the liquid formed small filaments which, once dry, were easy to adapt to spinning and weaving techniques, realizing that it was very similar to silk in its properties, with great resistance and elegance, so it became known as artificial silk.
What Makes it Stand Out
- Viscose is versatile fabric it blends very well with other fibers.
- It has excellent colour tendency.
Application & Usage
Viscose is used for fashion clothing, home textile, footwear, and even car tires.
How to Judge the Authenticity of Viscose?
- Viscose fabric catches fire quite easily like cotton and makes a big flame soon enough.
- The smell of fabric burning is like burnt leaves.
- When touch after burning feel powdery.
Care Instructions of Viscose
- Viscose fabric is designated as dry-clean-only because the twisting that occurs in a washing machine can damage the fibers.
- If using a washing machine, place your garment inside a mesh bag, wash in cold water.