Viscose

Viscose

Viscose is an artificial chemical material made from wood chips or wood pulp soaked in soda (sodium hydroxide). Viscose is often considered to be environmentally friendly because it is derived from natural plant fibres (cotton, bamboo or eucalyptus) but its chemical conversion denatures it and is polluting because the cultivation of these plants requires the use of pesticides and insecticides. The chemicals used to transform the fibre are harmful to the human body and disturb our ecosystems. An alternative such as Lyocell (or TencelⓇ) is therefore preferred.
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