Viscose is often mistakenly considered a natural or even synthetic fiber.
But, to be precise, it is neither: viscose is an artificial fiber of natural origin, which mimics the softness of plant fibers.
What exactly does it mean?
Meanwhile, remember that there is a lot of difference between an artificial fiber and a synthetic one.
In practice, viscose is a textile fiber created by man artificially through the use of plant substances already present in nature , such as cellulose (which is obtained from wood).
For this reason it should not be confused with synthetic fibers , because these, on the contrary, are produced starting from materials that do not exist in nature (such as polyester), the result of chemical synthesis by man.
Compared to synthetic fibers, viscose fabrics absorb moisture better .
Furthermore, viscose is classified as a hypoallergenic fiber that allows it to be used in the creation of blankets and sheets, as well as classic underwear and clothing.
This is a very light and shiny fiber , so much so that due to its characteristics of softness and freshness it is also called artificial silk .
It is also very durable , dries quickly and is an easy-to-maintain fabric.