Viscose is a sustainable alternative to cotton/polyester because its cheaper and more durable.
Originated in France and developed in Germany. Then the material was patented in Britain.
It is currently made in China, India, and Indonesia.
The third most used synthetic textile made from trees.
Created by spinning of wood pulp, which releases high pollutants and toxic chemicals like carbon disulphide which links to heart disease, birth defects, skin conditions, and cancer.
Because it is plant based, it wins some points for sustainability, however because its use is frequent manufacturing takes a great deal of energy, water, and chemicals.
Also wood pulp reults in the mass deforestation and has endangered 30% of the world’s ancient forests.
The frequent use mainly is in high demand from fast fashion giants that offer ready to sell clothing every day.