Viscose is made by breaking down and restructuring cellulose from wood pulp. Although the raw material itself is natural, its processing can have a considerable impact on the environment, due to the use of chemicals. However, the processing methods are being refined constantly, which is generating ever-greater interest in viscose. The properties of viscose fibre resemble those of cotton and the fibre is used to create absorbent materials. The advantage of this semi-synthetic fibre is that the fibre’s profile and length can be controlled, which makes viscose easier to process than cotton.
Sporda’s viscose is purchased from Austria and Japan, where development is ongoing to use the least environmental- and resource-taxing processes possible.
Would you like to read more about modern viscose production methods? EcoVero [Swedish article], Daiwabo Holdings [English]