Viscose, the first semi-synthetic material, is made by chemically converting wood fibres into cloth. Even though viscose isn't entirely natural, it does have natural qualities. It has a lovely softness to it, is well-absorbent of moisture, and is antistatic.
Viscose can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees. As viscose has a natural wash shrinkage of around 4-8%, It is best to opt for a wool-, fine- or hand wash program. If you don't trust the machine, you can wash the garments by hand. Be careful that you use water that is not warmer than 30 degrees and a little detergent. Always wash your clothing inside out and in a similar color scheme. Pay attention to zippers and sharp objects.
It's not a good idea to tumble-dry viscose fabrics. This will make it more likely that your favorite garment will shrink. Lay the object flat on a drying rack or hang it to dry naturally after it has been washed. If necessary, while the clothing is drying, try to massage it back into form. Don't let viscose sit in a puddle, at the very least. Creases that have been allowed to dry are difficult to clean.
When ironing viscose garments, it is best to do so when the garment is still damp. For the best and safest finish, keep the iron temperature low and use the steam mode. Always iron your clothes from the inside out. The object will not be shining as a result of this.
Weaved viscose pieces should be hung, as this prevents wrinkles and ensures that your garment is always ready to wear. Knitted viscose items should be folded to avoid stretching or distortion.
Tips and tricks:
When washing viscose, always follow the instructions on the washing label on the inside of the garment.