Viscose the Sustainable Alternative

Viscose, a material often hailed as a sustainable alternative to traditional materials, has captured the attention of designers and consumers alike. Let's embark on a journey to uncover the intricacies of viscose and explore why it's becoming a staple in modern fashion.

What is Viscose?
Viscose, also known as rayon, is a man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) derived from natural sources. It’s often hailed as a more sustainable alternative to cotton or polyester. Through a chemical process, these raw materials are transformed into a soft, breathable fabric with a smooth texture, reminiscent of silk.

How is Viscose Made?
The production of viscose requires several stages. Viscose begins with cellulose, extracted from fast-growing regenerative trees like eucalyptus, beech and pine. The cellulose materials go through dissolution. Dissolution dissolves the cellulose material in a chemical solution, creating a pulpy viscous substance. The viscous substance is then extruded forming the fibres. The fibres are then spun into threads which are then woven into fabric.

Sustainable Fashion with Viscose

Viscose has emerged as a key player in sustainable fashion due to its eco-friendly attributes. Unlike synthetic fibres derived from petrochemicals, viscose is made from renewable plant-based sources, making it biodegradable and compostable.

Additionally, innovations in production techniques have led to the development of eco-friendly viscose, such as EcoVero™, which adheres to strict environmental standards and ensures transparency in the supply chain.

Sustainable Doubts with Viscose
Many question the sustainability of viscose for various reasons.

One of them being its manufacturing process involving chemicals. However, advancements in technology have led to more eco-friendly production methods, such as closed-loop systems that minimise waste and emissions.

Another doubt is the lack of transparency in the supply chains. As a result of lack of transparency, consumers are unsure of where the wood pulp comes from. Without clear information, consumers cannot make informed choices about the environmental impact of the specific viscose they purchase.

Luxurious Viscose with Salient Label
At Salient Label we use ethical organic fabric from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Along with approved inks and dyes, which are free from toxic chemicals such as chlorine bleach, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents.

We offer a variety of viscose products with soft, smooth, luxurious textures to ensure comfort in the hot and humid tropical weather in Singapore.

Looking for a comfortable yet versatile top?

With the Lou Side Zip Top/Dress, you can easily dress it as a top or as a short dress to suit your mood and style.

Lou Side Zip Top - Tricorn Black - SALIENT LABEL Lou Side Zip Top/Dress - Tricorn Black - SALIENT LABEL

Fashion can be versatile, comfortable and sustainable with Lou Side Zip Top/Dress!

Crafted from soft, smooth viscose fabric, Liv Viscose Midi Dress offers a luxurious feel against the skin. The comfortable midi dress includes a sash which allows you to style effortlessly. Whether it is work or casual outings this dress offers endless styling possibilities for any occasion.

Liv Viscose Midi Dress - Tricorn Black - SALIENT LABEL Liv Viscose Midi Dress - Elation - SALIENT LABEL

Let the Liv Viscose Midi Dress be your summer staple dress today!

Looking for a basic top?
The Nikko Square Neckline Cami Top is the perfect basic. With its square neckline design and adjustable cami-straps, this top offers a flattering silhouette that accentuates your neckline beautifully.

Nikko Square Neckline Cami Top - Tricorn Black - SALIENT LABEL Nikko Square Neckline Cami Top - Elation - SALIENT LABEL

Get your perfect comfortable basic Nikko Square Neckline Cami Top today!
Available in Tricorn Black and Elation.

With a basic top, a basic bottom is needed.
Crafted from extremely soft rayon fabric, the Kyle Skorts With Pockets offers luxurious comfort with a gentle touch against your skin. Dress in style and comfort with Kyle Skorts With Pockets


Kyle Skorts With Pockets is available in Centurion and Black.

Caring for Viscose Fabric

Caring for your viscose pieces is relatively easy.

To prolong the life of your viscose garments, hand wash or use the washing machine with a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent. Viscose is prone to shrinkage, hence your viscose should be air-dried flat to prevent distortion of the clothing. Ironing should be done on a low heat setting with steam to remove wrinkles and restore the fabric's lustre.

Viscose versatility, eco-friendly attributes, and luxurious texture make it a favoured choice among designers and consumers seeking ethical and elegant apparel. As we continue to choose sustainability, we can make a positive impact with viscose on both fashion and the environment.