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I wonder if MNers can advise me on something. I never buy anything in viscose because I thought it was a bit like nylon and would be sweaty. My office is bizarrely hot all the time. But my sis said no, it's breathe-able and google says the same. So maybe I am remembering wrong from when I last bought it years ago. I do see stuff I like in viscose. What do MN-ers think, do you overheat in it? Thanks.
Viscose is a natural- ish fibres de from cellulose. It should absorb water and sweat in a similar way to cotton as it is hydrophilic unlike nylon that repels water. It needs to be treated like silk though as it is delicate.
I never used to buy it as some of them were terribly creasy, and used to look like a ragbag. I think the quality of it has improved enormously over the last few years - I would never contemplate buying anything made of viscose at one point, but now I have a few pieces in my wardrobe.
I love viscose jersey - I think the amount of cling depends on the percentage of lycra/elastane. The other brilliant thing about viscose jersey is you always get a wonderful black which doesn't fade ever, unlike cotton.
I've noticed much more viscose jersey tops and dresses this year - i guess the price of this is now lower than cotton. I've bought a top to see how well it wears and washes - so far so good and it does feel softer than cotton...
Bamboo bath towels are lovely! They dry you really well and have a sheen to them that you don't get with cotton. Sorry OP, I'm a fabric geek. Must be something to do with my DF developing spinning/ weaving machines when I was a kid. I'll leave you in peace, now...