Common questions

Is viscose more comfortable than polyester?


Is viscose more comfortable than polyester?

Viscose vs Polyester Clothing Viscose is usually used for outer and underwear while polyester is used for sportswear, dress clothes, party items, performances, and more. But viscose has better drape and feels better against your skin. It is also softer than polyester and probably more comfortable.

Is viscose better than polyester for the environment?

Because viscose is made from renewable plants, it is frequently cited as being environmentally friendly, and sustainable. Because viscose is made from cellulose, there is an argument to say that it is a more sustainable fibre then other synthetic fibres, such as polyester.

Is viscose and polyester good for winter?

Is Viscose Warm Enough for Winter? Not really. This is a fabric that works well in the warmer months of the year. Its main task is to help your body breathe better and that means that the fibers are not made to keep heat in and the cold out.

Does viscose and polyester shrink?

Yes, viscose will shrink. Most fabrics will when washed for the first time. But that is due to the heat of the water you use in your washing machine, the heat of your dryer and if you ignore the cleaning instructions given by the manufacturer.

Which is better viscose or cotton?

Is viscose better than cotton? Viscose is semi-synthetic, unlike cotton, which is made from a natural, organic material. Viscose is not as durable as cotton, but it’s also lighter and smoother in feel, which some people prefer over cotton.

Why is viscose bad for you?

Viscose production is also chemical-heavy. Other toxic chemicals used in the production of viscose include sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), and sulphuric acid. These chemicals are known to pollute the environment close to the factories and have significant negative impacts on both workers and locals.

Can you wash polyester and viscose?

Can viscose be washed? Viscose has a very high shrinkage factor. Unless your viscose item is clearly labeled as washable, with viscose washing instructions you shouldn’t attempt machine or hand washing it. At The Laundress, we often get the question, “can I hand wash rayon that says dry clean only?” The answer is no.

How do you wash viscose and polyester?


  1. Fill Sink and Wash. Fill a sink or basin with cold water, and add a mild detergent.
  2. Rinse. Drain the tub, and then fill again with more cold water or run the garment underneath the faucet.
  3. Remove Water. After hand-washing, gently squeeze out excess water.
  4. Roll.
  5. Air-Dry.
  6. Reshape.