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Fibre Intro: Viscose

Originally marketed as artificial silk, viscose was the earliest man-made fibre, used in fashion for more than 100 years. Viscose – known also as rayon – has been prized for its fluid, draping qualities when woven or knitted into fabric. Viscose is mainly derived from wood that is pulped, mixed with caustic soda, processed with carbon disulphide, more caustic soda and finally pushed through a spinneret (like a fine sieve) into a bath of sulphuric acid to create fibres. Viscose dyes easily, does…

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