Viscose is a natural fibre that is environmentally friendly but that is processed synthetically… Ready? So the viscose fibre is made from dissolving wood pulp and regenerating it in the form of fibres. So the viscose process dissolves cellulose pulp with aqueous sodium hydroxide in the presence of carbon disulfide. Still with me? This viscous solution bears the name viscose. The cellulose solution is then used to spin the viscose or rayon fibre, which results in the creation of a wonderfully soft and fluid fabric, ideal for summer garments because it will take away body heat. Viscose fabrics are often used for dresses, blouses and linings.
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