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What Is Viscose? 6 Facts About This Misunderstood Fabric

what is viscose

Fabric comes in all shapes, sizes, weights, and constructions. It can be natural, synthetic, or manufactured. Some fabrics have more stigma than others. In this blog post, we will be asking the question; what is viscose? A textile, which might be a little misunderstood. 

1. What is viscose and where did it come from?

Perhaps you have heard of viscose, or maybe you know it better as Rayon. This is the term for viscose in the United States. But what actually is it?

viscose yarn
What is viscose?

Viscose is a type of rayon. Originally known as artificial silk, in the late 19th century, the term “rayon” came into effect in 1924. The name “viscose” derived from the way this fibre is manufactured; a viscous organic liquid used to make both rayon and cellophane. What this means in English? Viscose is the generalised term for a regenerated manufactured fibre, made from cellulose, obtained by the viscose process.

As a manufactured regenerated cellulose fibre, it is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester) – it falls somewhere in between.

Viscose is a low-cost fabric, which is popular thanks to its myriad of qualities. It can be found in cotton end uses, as well as luxurious velvet’s and taffeta’s. Viscose can also be found in feminine hygiene products, as well as tire cords.

Chemically, viscose resembles cotton, but it can also take on many different qualities depending on how it is manufactured.

So, what is this fibre of many faces? To really understand what viscose is, we need to understand how it is made and what it is made from.

2. What is cellulose?

cellulose fibre made into viscose
Cellulose fibre which is turned into viscose fabric

If a fibre is manufactured, then it is made from cellulose or protein. Cellulose is a carbohydrate and the chief component in the walls of plants. There is a difference between synthetic and manufactured fibres, which makes a difference in their sustainability. 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. So, if they come from a natural source, then why don’t they fall under the “natural fibre” category? Because they require extensive processing to get to the finished result. Therefore, the category of manufactured fibres is often referred to as “regenerated cellulose.”

3. Is viscose a sustainable fabric?

Because viscose is made from renewable plants, it is frequently cited as being environmentally friendly, and sustainable. But is this actually the case?

Viscose is the oldest manufactured fibre, first being produced in 1883 as a cheap alternative to silk. Viscose production generally begins with wood pulp, and there are several chemical and manufacturing techniques to make it.

This is where some controversy comes into play.

To create viscose, and make it stand up to regular wearing and washing, it must be chemically treated. The recycled wood pulp is treated with chemicals such as caustic soda, ammonia, acetone, and sulphuric acid. We therefore have a fabric, which comes from a natural and sustainable source, but that is made with chemicals.

Because viscose is made from cellulose, there is an argument to say that it is a more sustainable fibre then other synthetic fibres, such as polyester. Viscose is increasingly being manufactured using the Lyocell process. This uses N-Methlymorpholine N-oxide as the solvent. This method produces little waste product, making it far more eco-friendly.

4. What are some characteristics of viscose?

what is viscose fabric
Viscose fabric, also known as Rayon

Viscose has a myriad of brilliant qualities, which makes it a popular fibre to work with. Thanks to its characteristics, several industries use it, to create a wide range of products. Some of the most beneficial characteristics of viscose include:

  • Versatile – it blends very well with other fibres
  • Breathable
  • Drapes well
  • Excellent colour retention
  • Highly absorbent
  • Very smooth
  • Does not trap body heat
  • Relatively light
  • Strong and robust
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Inexpensive
  • No static build up

These all sound great, but there are some slightly less positive traits to viscose. However, none of these are particularly negative. A little care during wearing and washing, will make these traits obsolete. 

  • It can shrink when washed
  • Can wrinkle easily
  • Deteriorates with exposure to light
  • Susceptible to mildew
  • Fibres can weaken when wet

5. Viscose: a misunderstood fabric?

When a fabric is not labelled as “natural” then consumers can judge it harshly, without any true understanding of the fabric. Viscose is probably the most misunderstood of all fibres, manmade or natural. It is not a natural fibre, but nor is it synthetic.

In regards to the use of chemicals in the production of viscose, as fabric technology advances, many manufacturers are making considerable and positive efforts to ensure clean production. As we continue to strive for a green-friendly world, increasing work is being put into the sustainability of fibres such as viscose.

Viscose has many desirable qualities, which makes it a wonderful fibre to work with in many ways. Because of its unique versatility, many industries use viscose, from fashion, to the medical profession, to everyday items in the home.

6. Printing on Viscose

You can print your designs on viscose in just a few simple steps. First, upload your design, photos or pattern to Contrado’s design interface. Then make sure it’s the right size and in the right position. Once you’ve done that you can choose whether to repeat your pattern using one if our repeat effects, and then all that’s left is to choose your dimensions and place your order. You can get your hands on a discount voucher for viscose printing if you order a test print first, plus it means you get to see for yourself just how easy it is.

What do you think?

We would love to know your thoughts on viscose. Do you love it, or are you wary of it? Let us know in the comments below.

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87 comments

  • I love viscose, both to wear and to sew with. It is comfortable, cool, drapes well and looks great. It is my “go to ” fabric every time.

    • Hi Catherine, thanks so much for your comment. Hope you’re enjoying the blog!

    • Viscose Rayon is obtained from WOODPULP sheet , It is just like cotton ,Regarding absorbility , it is equivalent to cotton bust less abrasion power, In 8 to 10% NaOH Solution , damaged ,While cotton get strenght , lusture, Tear strenght.

  • Clare thank you for this blog. Increasingly buying clothing that will be breathable comfortable non static and not likely to cause rashes, cotton was my go to fabric, but clearly designers see the benefits of viscoses other qualities as its increasingly used often with cotton.
    Thankfully this combination on the comfort front, means that even the closest fitting underwear is problem free. So yes some heavy chemicals used in manufacture but if I see it on a fabric label along with cotton and wool, it will be tried. Not so for acryllic, nylon and other synthetic fabrics.
    It’s not about being fussy, I really can’t wear the synthetics, static isn’t the word for it I get electric shocks when I touch metal!

  • This blog was incredibly informative. I own a wool shop and have always been somewhat confused about rayon/viscose……..I always thought they were two different entities. Thank you so much for clarifying in plain English.
    Linda
    Linda’s Craftique

    • Our pleasure Linda, and glad we could be of assistance 🙂

  • Do you know if viscose is biodegradable?

    • Hi Rob, thanks for your question. Generally speaking, because viscose is not a synthetic fibre, but rather a “regenerated cellulosic fiber” made from cellulose, it is biodegradable.

  • Funnily enough I have just written a short letter to White Stuff, (clothing company) who are appearing to make more use of viscose! I hate viscose, mainly because it does not like me! I know it is regenerated, and ostensibly “natural” but something in it’s manufacture does not like my skin and makes me perspire and sore under the armpits!
    As for dressmaking, I have yet to find a good viscose fabric with any “body” to it that is of good quality. If I want cheap fabric, viscose would be a choice, but I’ve reached the stage in life where I realise that quality is more important. After years of teaching textiles, I feel qualified enough to understand where manufacturers are coming from( cheaper fabric production costs etc) but I will always really, really value true natural fibres for their multifaceted, sustainability and quality.
    I won’t even go into discussing synthetics!!

    • Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your views on viscose Janet. It’s fantastic hearing from such a qualified reader. It is interesting how a fabric can cause so much divide in opinions, where the pros and cons can stack in either way depending on the person. Which natural fibre do you find you wear and use the most? Is there a fibre or fabric that you would like to see discussed on the Contrado blog? Thanks again very much for your comment 🙂

    • I completely agree, although not synthetic, the chemicals used to process this fabric are environmentally harmful! As to what links some may take, to make this fabric more environmentally friendly is a play on words. Wonderful blog!

    • I hate viscose too.

  • I love viscose to wear just bought a new dress and now I know better how it’s made . Thanks

  • Today I bought a pyjama 60% cotton, 40% viscose. Telling my partner about it he said: “ I wonder that you were viscose it is man made and not natural!” I was in shock. I thought viscose is natural. Thanks to your blog this is clarified now. Still not sure if I do not harm to my skin sleeping in the pyjama. But as it is breathable it should be ok, or?
    Since sometime I am not wearing anything synthetic direct on my skin and I do not miss it…

    • Hi there! I am contemplating buying a sweater that is 65% acrylic 25% Viscose 10% spandex. After reading about the chemicals used in making viscose I was wondering how well the chemicals are washed out of it before using it to make clothing? Is it dangerous to wear? I would hope it’s washed well, but how does one know? I have Fibromyalgia and it makes my Skin extremely sensitive to rough materials which makes me have to buy rayon, modal, and soft polyester cotton blends.

  • I have returned to dressmaking as I have to wear natural fabrics. I long to wear the draping and more fashionable fabrics than many cottons. Some patterns need to have draping fabric. I am surprised that you say viscose is breathable and takes body heat away from the body as I have not found this. Is there a great variety of qualities of viscose out there please. What should I look for and avoid when buying viscose Please?

    • I get seriously pissed off whennpurchading a garment that I appear to be paying top dollar for only to find bout it’s made from viscose/rayon.I hadn’t seen this cheap fabric since the 1970’s!! It’s impossible to look smart in this easily wrinkled material and I resent that clothing manufacturers are once again using it.

    • I find the Viscose knits (jersey, tee shirts etc) are extremely hot but the woven Viscose fabrics are very breathable. I wear 95-97% Viscose + 3-5% Elastin in hot and humid conditions and it is far cooler and more comfortable than Cotton (which I find tends to hold any moisture/perspiration).

    • I agree, viscose is NOT breathable nor does it take heat away from the body, it is absorbent so it absorbs perspiration and holds it against the body causing you to feel damp & sweaty.

  • I have just used Eucalyptus leaves to dye print on viscose shirt ,wonderful result

  • You don’t address cleaning. What is the best way to remove stains?

    • Hi Ann,
      Thanks for your comment. In regards to cleaning, it is normally quite easy to keep viscose looking its best. A cool wash or handwash in cool water works best, but you should always refer to the garment’s individual care label to ensure it is kept at its best 🙂 I hope that helps!

  • a very informative blog
    . i always thought viscose was a synthetic fabric. In peak summers i still can’t wear rayon as it isn’t as comfortable as cotton. thnks for the info

    • You are very welcome – we’re glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • I wanted to learn more about this fabric because I just wore a blouse made from this fabric. I love the softness but was disappointed when I became too warm while wearing it. Didn’t realize it was rayon which isn’t as comfortable to wear as cotton or silk. Sort of surprised since it’s a designer blouse and not inexpensive.
    Good information provided. Thanks.

  • The most comfortable form of viscose is in a fabric you may wear or have heard of…’Micro MODAL’, it is a registered name, therefore if the fabric wasn’t purchased from Lenzig (who reg. the name), the garment label will read viscose and elastane. I wear garments made from this both summer and winter. To make their particular fabric, Lenzig use white beechwood.

  • I bought a 85% viscose 15% nylon shirt & wore it once because the wrinkles are hard to get out. So, it’s currently in the dryer & will then be ironed & I’m hoping that removes the wrinkles.

    • Use a cool iron when the garment is still damp, and do it inside out😉

  • Dear Claire,
    In our region (South of the Netherlands) we are looking for more sustainable cloth production here. We have quite many poplar trees. Do you know companies in Western Europe that make rayon/viscose? If the use op chemicals is in a closed circuit the production might become more sustainable. Are special trees and/or plants used for viscose?
    Last crucial question: are the ecological footprints measured of cotton, nylon, silk, bamboo, wool and viscose?
    Kind wishes, Jan

    • Hemp is a very good eco option, grows well without pesticides etc, strong etc, but apparently because it is the opium plant it has been restricted.. a blog about this would be fab please Claire.. really appreciate the viscose info (& what a pity about the chemicals required, that is a big downside of it for me, otherwise I like the feel of it.

  • I bought a top that is 97% viscose and it stinks like chemicals. Any way to get the smell out without ruining the colors?

  • Kindly allow me to be “that guy”: *velvets and *taffetas (apostrophes are never used for plurals). 🙂

  • Thank you for the informative information. I have a question please to answer. Does it show the shape of the body? does it stick? if the person has some fat, flabby areas on her body that doesn’t; want to show, does the dress made of viscose cover this and doesn’t show. thanks

  • I use viscose a lot as I am a WW11 civilian re-enactor and this was used extensively for civilian clothing then as it was cheap to produce. As with all fabrics the way they handle doesn’t only depend on the fibre used but also on the weave or knit employed. Viscose can resemble silk, cotton or linen in it’s handle dependant on the way the fibre is spun and woven. As for chemicals, new methods of production are improving the eco-friendliness all the time, and cotton, unless it is organic, uses even more in the intensive farming of the crop to both fertilise and to combat pests and diseases. Silk too has a carbon footprint as it cannot be produced in many countries so there are airmiles to consider. I live in the UK and would love to see more use made of homegrown wool and the re-introduction of flax and hemp, both of which were extensively grown for textile production in past centuries, and because they are native plants don’t suffer too much from pests and diseases so don’t need high use of chemicals for commercial success. There is so much to consider if the environment is important to you.

  • This is the first time I’ve bought clothing made of viscose, had to Google it and found this page, I bought my daughter a pair of shorts made from it.
    The washing instructions say to wash in cold and line dry, what will happen if they are dried in dryer?

  • I have a sofa made by Duresta with 82% viscose, 14% cotton and 4% polyester. How can I have this fabric cleaned?

  • wearing shorts made from viscose/linen blend, love them, light weight and breathable. Was wondering if I should risk drying them, tossed one pair in on low for a short fluff and they seam fine. Great info, only thing missing was laundering info in more detail. Thanks

  • Great article! I’ve changed from clueless to savvy in 5 minute. (-:

  • I bought some viscose to make a blouse. The smell is horrible. I have washed it and hung outside in the fresh air but smell still present. What can I do please?

  • One of the best fabrics around for coolness and flow

  • We make drapes/curtains, if there is a high percentage of viscose in the composition of the fabric then there is a likely chance that the curtains will shrink and drop at different times of the year due to the humidity. The worst cases happen when the client has underfloor heating. Then we can see movement of 3-4”. We try to avoid fabrics with high levels of viscose however manufacturers use it to keep the cost lower.

  • Hi, Claire, I love your blog on Vicose and learned alot about it, I’m actually wearing a 100% vicose fabric dress, and i like the semi hard texture but flowly feel of it, I’ve washed it many times and the color and texture is still the same. I will buy more of this fabric in the future.

  • I bought a king size blanket made in Italy and its viscose. I washed it in cold water and layed it out to dry. Just made my bed and it has shrunk considerably 😯 Im upset because it was just perfect before. Would dry cleaning prevent any shrinkage? Shrinking after cold water wash was surprising!

  • Thanks for the really informative post. I’m trying to work out which fabrics are the best to use from the point of view of environmental sustainability. I love sewing with cotton, but organic cotton is very expensive and conventionally grown cotton is an environmental disaster – grown on 4% of the world’s cultivated land but uses 25% of the global consumption of pesticides!! It looks as if viscose might be a reasonable alternative.

  • Its a great help to me

  • Dear Claire,
    Really a nice article.
    I am working for a viscose trend studio,
    We cooperate with many Brands and Fashion Designers to create viscose fabric trend every season,
    I am impressed you know viscose products so well.
    Hope we can discuss more about all the thing in viscose!

    Best,
    Vera

  • Thank you for the very informative post. I agree that viscose/rayon should not be touted as ‘breathable”. I become very warm when wearing it. I think this stems from the fact that it is so absorbent. Therefore it does not wick moisture away from the body when perspiration begins, but absorbs it and holds it close to the skin (e.g., under arms, middle of the back under bra closure, near the derriere & between thighs…) I got my first rayon item in the mid 1980s, a gorgeous “silky” blouse from Espirt. Most recently I purchased a few dresses from Marimekko (by accident, I didn’t realize they’d started using Viscose.) For the price, you’re better off with with cotton, linen and silk for hot & humid days.

  • Does anyone know the construction weave of viscose?

  • I like this fabric because its so soft and light weight from other fabric.

  • Viscose is an impressive and charming material. I just like the name as much the quality garments.

  • Thanks so much for the excellent blog post.One minor correction, you state that viscose “is made from cellulose or protein”. Cellulose (as you correctly state in the very next sentence) is not a protein (i.e. a macromolecule made from amino acid building blocks) but a type of complex carbohydrate (a macromolecule made of monosaccharide building blocks). Sorry for the nitpicking.

  • I refuse to buy viscose rayon as it is toxic to humans and the environment. Factory workers are getting sick and dying at an alarming rate, and people that live near the factories are getting sick as well. It is an inferior product, does not wash well, wrinkles badly and smells of chemicals. The process used to make viscose rayon is highly toxic! I cannot believe that it is still being manufactured, when it is toxic to humans and country.

  • I recently saw a clothing label that stated 45% viscose and 36% rayon (with a few other fibers). Aren’t viscose and rayon the same thing?

  • Very informative post. I rejected the idea of buying viscose shirts in SE Asia thinking they were just as plastic as polyester

  • All treated fabrics leach into the body. When the fabric is made from chemicals (polyester), or chemicals use to transform the wood pulp, the body absorbs and eventually breaks down until the immune system cannot handle it and disability sets in somewhere. Hormones are disrupted as well causing a mirade of things most doctors think it’s just a weakness of the patient. For example, weight gain, multiple chemical sensitivity disorders, etc.
    Please protest wearing clothing, no matter how soft or how they drape over a body, to wearing all natural fibric: cotton, linen, wool, real silk, jute or rami. A blend of natural fabrics are goog as well. Please keep in mind most of these chemicals go into water ways as well. Any person interested can read about these issues on the Internet. Most all women wear bras made from chemicals that is the major issues for breast cancer. Remember gals to get organic cotton and don’t wear bras to sleep in!

  • Hii mamm
    Nyc to See u .I enjoyed to read ur blog.
    Now i have the knowledge about viscose.really its a very good fabric with fabulous qualities. Can compare between manmade and natural fabric.
    And thanks for having this blog.

  • I recently bought an expensive item with a proportion of viscose in as well as cotton and it seems to me to look very shiny and sadly therefore rather cheap, unstylish. Maybe some day it could be developed in a less shiny form?

  • Viscose is great until you try to clean it, then it is AWFUL !! This fiber should come with a warning lable.

  • I am not sure if you guys have experienced the way I washed my cloth made of viscose. After many times of wash, you still found bits bits of fibres in your wash basin. You felt like you would never clean all this off. Since kids at home, I had to throw the dress away as they might get off fthe clothes into the air if you could not clean the fibre bits off, which would not be good for kids’ health.

  • This explanation is enlightening! I wasn’t aware that viscose is the same as rayon, nor did I know that modal and lyocell etc are forms of viscose as well. My go to fabrics are the natural ones: wool, cotton, silk and linen. One of the reasons is trying to avoid chemicals in my life. I have also become aware what flammable fabrics do to a body when accidentally set on fire. It’s horrific. They get glued to the body, which is not the case with natural fabrics. Aside from that it’s the response from my body to the fabrics in the form of sweat and smell. Not so with natural fabrics

  • I have a favourite Mississippi blue check shirt. 70% polyester 30% Viscous. Worn regularly for 30 years, cool in the summer but warm also, it’s weird. I call it my alien shirt because it just hasn’t wornout anywhere…No frayes or fading or rips. It just doesn’t crease ever even if I sleep in it which over 30 years I have many times!!! Indestructible and never to hot or cold…

  • Hi can you blend Viscoe with natural fabrics ie silk
    I see materials say viscose silk. So have the 2 x materials been blended
    Ta
    Kathy

  • I just ran on to this blog googling viscose. Your explanation was excellent and the responses echo my own concerns. The next time I check in it will be intentionally. I suppose if I can guarantee the viscose is Lyocell I won’t mind wearing, knitting with, or sewing with it.

  • Hello,
    Throughout informative and helpful, thank you. And thanks to the bloggers.

    Yesterday, while I browsed sweaters in a store, and read the manufacturer label for VISCOSE. A sales person told me that Viscose was a natural fibre, and an other one had no idea. I looked up information about fibers used for clothing, and voilà. Besides natural fibres, Viscose as Contrado mentioned is difficult to define, so I learned the lesson. I’ll bring my Viscose high neck sweater, comfy though, for recycling in a clothing store. I like the cellulose primary use for it, but then when i comes to the manufacturing process with chemicals which have been for sure tested for skin safety and comfort, I ‘m somehow reluctant to buy it again because I have some epidermic issues.

  • Thank you for the article, very informative. I first discovered viscose when, at the age of 16 (long time ago now), I bought a shirt and I loved the way it felt, looked and draped. Viscose, when tailored properly, is probably the most comfortable material to wear next to skin. I now check shirt and jacket labels for high viscous content before purchase. Used in shirts there is a no more comfortable fabric (with, maybe, the possible exception of very high quality linen and very high quality cotton). Jackets with high viscous content can lose some structure and that’s why it’s best suited to soft jackets, and trousers with a linen/cotton mix. And I, like many others, first believed viscous was a man-made fabric, until I did did some reading. Not everyone can be convinced it comes from tree bark and wood pulp. Undeservedly, a much maligned and misunderstood fabric.

  • Thank you for your informative post. greetings from Turkey

  • Interesting blog! I, like some other contributors, have not got on with viscose as I find it feels unpleasant. I asked a buyer at my daughter’s school why it was that the major retailer she works for, and so many others, have so few garments for women on sale that are manufactured from natural materials. She mentioned the rise in the price of cotton as a factor. I asked a male friend that evening whether he was finding it harder to find shirts made from cotton and he said “you must be joking if you think I would buy a shirt that was not made from cotton!”. So, seemingly the relative scarcity of natural-fibre clothing is affecting women more than men in the UK at least. A few friends I have discussed this with say they are turning more to vintage clothes in desperation as they are more likely to be made from cottton or silk and I also baulk at the idea of paying top dollar for designer fashion made from viscose or materials that are wholly synthetic.

  • Thank you so much for your highly-informative site! I have difficulty with most fabrics (I get over-heated wearing anything other than 100% natural, breathable fabric. It’s a thyroid thing.) Not only are so many fabrics uncomfortable to wear, but so often a small percentage of an uncomfortable fabric is almost always added to cotton or silk, which, for me, renders it unwearable! Maybe you could inform manufacturers that adding a bit of elastic can make a perfect cotton dress unbearable! Knowledge is everything!

  • I just treated myself to a rather expensive caftan being advised that it was silk but on the tag I found it said viscose silk – I’ve look on google and can’t find any special information — can anyone help please – it feels like silk and looks like silk but what is it as it was rather expensive and is highly decorated with sequins etc. I’m just wondering if I really have been had and should I return it????? – I was definitely told that it was silk

  • I bought a 100% viscose blouse that says to :” Dry Clean” … Could this be due to concern with shrinkage- as in rayon?? Everything I’m reading here days 100% viscose is washable….??

  • Do you know how viscose compares to other fabrics re: pilling?

  • I’ve been in the cleaning industry now for 10 years dealing with high end textiles this fabric has caused a lot of problems for every one. It has been rushed onto the market without research because its 1/10th the cost of silk. It’s weak bends 70 times and the fibre breaks as silk is 3000-5000 wool even more. Also designers are labelling it as silk and selling it for the same money or more! It cost them nothing, it’s criminal it has to many cons right now to be considered helpful to anyone. It may work in clothes blended well to hide it but in others textile like rugs upholstery it has failed I see it every day. Be wary of this product and how it is used

  • Thank you for the information about viscose. Was concern about it specially where I leave in a hot and humid country. But after reading your article I am happy to know that it is breathable. Sometime I notice though it gets quite warm when I am wearing it unlike cotton or linen. Nevertheless, the article is quite informative.

  • Wow, this is very good info for a quick understanding of the fabric.

  • I have always thought that viscose was synthetic so have avoided it as much as possible.I do like look and the way it drapes.I am still a bit concerned though about the chemicals used and is the pulp from sustainable sources?

  • I sell bed mattresses. People are getting concerned about non-recyclable fibres, and assumed that list included Viscose. I knew that Viscose was made from cellulose, but now I understand about the fibre in greater detail, and I can advise my customers not to be frightened of it, or dismiss it immediately as a ‘bad’ fibre.

  • My two concerns are shrinkage and wrinkles.
    Just purchased a top and pants with this fabric. Hope I am satisfied.

  • I have a special love for viscose. I prefer it to cotton and to synthetics because it is light and dries easily and crucially doesn’t get smelly under the armpits in the same way at all.

  • I really enjoyed your lesson on viscose. You gave a good explanation of the manufacturing process, but it doesn’t make me like the fabric. It is sleazy, wrinkles easily, is hot, and is difficult to sew.

  • Saw a rug made from viscose and wondered about the wearing qualities – not buying it really for that but more for the look. Any idea about wear would be appreciated.

  • Would you please discuss some dyeing techniques of viscose fabrics and how the color can be stripped from dyed fabrics.

  • I bought viscose material and made a pair of shorts for me and after washing the shorts would not fit — please wash the material before making the garment ,,I now wash all my material made from viscose….love the viscose,……regards Lola

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