Viscose is made by treating wood or cotton cellulose with chemicals, after which the obtained solution is spun into yarn. This is why it belongs to the natural artificial fibres. As the name suggests the viscose yarn it knitted, resulting in a stretch fabric. In this case elastan (8%) is added, ensuring the fabric keeps its shape.
Viscose jersey is a soft, relatively heavy but thin fabric, causing it to fall very supple, and making it very comfortable to wear. Viscose is very absorbent and therefor easy to dye, resulting in radiant, deep colours with a soft shine.
In order to give your garment a long life, it’s important to pay attention to the washing process: To start with, only wash clothing when it’s dirty. Always sort your laundry by type of fabric and colour. Use the right laundry detergent and the right amount. Don’t stuff your machine with too much laundry. Turn your clothes inside out (also for ironing). Avoid the tumble-drier if possible, it uses a lot of energy and is generally not good for you clothes.
Viscose is a rather delicate fabric, but still easy to maintain. You can wash it in the washing machine at maximum 40° on a delicate (wool/silk) program, possibly in a laundry bag. Don’t dry it in the tumble-drier, but put it down to dry. If this is not possible you can also hang it to dry. Always iron the garment inside out and preferably while it’s still a bit humid.