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Scarves Fabrics - Viscose

Posted by Fauzia Tariq on

Nowadays nearly more than half of the casual scarves are made of Viscose. Viscose fabric is soft and lightweight. It is manufactured from a plant-based material called cellulose. Cellulose is typically taken from woody plants, such as tree trunks and bamboo. This cellulose can come from an assortment of tree and plant materials from elm and evergreen trees to soy and bamboo.

Viscose is part of the rayon family of fabrics since all of them are made from cellulose. As viscose is made from renewable plants, it is frequently cited as an environmentally friendly fabric, particularly when bamboo is its source. Common names for viscose type fabrics include viscose, rayon, tencel, modal, cupro, art silk
Viscose is supple and has a softness that is comfortable to wear. Viscose is more absorbent than cotton, making them very skin-friendly, but with poor thermal properties.

Viscose can be manufactured matte or shiny, as required. Depending on its sheen, delicate qualities or curliness, viscose can therefore look like silk, cotton or wool, and even typical linen fibers can be easily reproduced.Viscose rayon is a medium-weight fiber with fair to good strength and abrasion resistance. It is has 11 percent moisture regain, which means it won't hold static but will wrinkle, just like cotton. It will also be cool to wear.

Taking care of viscose is easy. Viscose can be washed by hand or machine, with delicate detergent on the delicate cycle at 30 to 40 degrees C. Viscose should not be rubbed, wrung, spun or dried in the drier, but hung up when soaking wet or rolled in a cloth to carefully squeeze out the water. It needs to be washed on the gentle cycle though because the strength is reduced when it is wet because the fibers absorb water. Being composed of wood-fibre, the fabric by its very nature retains water, so it can take a long time to dry on a clothesline.

 


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