Once little more than a substitute for natural silk, rayon is starting to look a lot like the material of the future. EcoVero, its latest iteration, is an eco-friendly fiber that outperforms not just synthetics in terms of environmental responsibility, but many natural fibers as well.Full article
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If the term “regenerated cellulose fiber” leaves you scratching your head, believe us, we know where you’re coming from. And since we’ve always preferred purely natural fibers – silk and wool – we used to look askance at this odd little group ourselves. But cellulose, which is actually a natural raw material, is the building block for the very everyday material rayon. More importantly, it goes into a number of wonderful modern materials like lyocell, modal, and Eco Vero, which are not just nice to wear, but good to the environment too. To keep things simple, we call them eco rayons, even though that’s not a strictly technical term. We’d like to help you get to know these great fabrics and prove that they have a future.
Rayon is a wide-spread and very popular material. It is comfortable, easy to care for, and comes in many forms. This variety is where the confusion begins. What, for example, is the difference between modal and Tencel? How is rayon made from bamboo different from other kinds of rayon, and what are its benefits? Is there a difference between viscose and rayon?Full article