How to Care for Rayon?

Answer Rayon fabrics are a human created (synthetic) fabric. Clothes made from rayon weaken when they're wet and have a tendency to shrink. They can also bleed colour easily and will wrinkle a great deal ... Read More »

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What is rayon made out of?

Rayon is made out of wood pulp, a natural material from plant matter, or cellulose. Rayon, developed in France in the 1890s, was the first man-made fiber, but its origins mean it is not synthetic. ... Read More »

Rayon Vs. Nylon?

One of the first man-made fibers, rayon was first developed as an artificial silk in 1855. The fabric wasn't used for clothing until the early 1900s, when it was patented under the name "viscose." ... Read More »

How to Dye Rayon and Polyester?

Dyeing polyester and rayon is much more difficult and complicated than dyeing cotton or wool. Because of the chemical makeup of polyester and rayon, the dyeing process must be performed under very ... Read More »

What is rayon made from?

The Federal Trade Commission defines rayon as "a manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose." Cellulose comes from wood pulp and is converted chemically into a soluble substance that's sp... Read More »