Viscose or Forest Fiber as we like to call it is one of our favorite materials! It is a good alternative to cotton both in terms of enviromental impact and its properties.
The properties are similar to cotton, it absorbs moisture which gives a soft and cool feeling to the skin. In addition, the colors appear very fine in viscose textile and it also has a nice fall.
Viscose is a regenerated fiber from cellulose that comes from wood, usually spruce and pine. It consumes significantly less water to produce viscose compared to cotton. The production of viscose can generate emissions of, for example, sulfur if it is not properly controlled. We have done a comprehensive surveys of our viscose to check that the raw material comes from forests with sustainable forestry and is spun in factories with controlled emissions. We have a positive result and the work continues with secure traceability.
When wet, the fiber is weak. This means that you have to be extra careful when washing. Wash in 30 degrees gentle wash, preferably in laundry bag. Viscous, like all natural materials, will shrink when laundrying, sometimes up to 5%. But viscous can be ironed out at a medium temperature.
Jersey garments made of viscose can have a fuzzy surface when used and washed. To minimize this, we often use high quality viscose, which is spun with a special method called Vortex. Long jersey garments can grow in length given the weight if it is put on a hanger. When washing, the fabric will shrink again. A long dress is therefore best stored double enfolded on a hanger made for trouser when not in use.