Viscose, a type of rayon fibre, is made from natural sources such as wood and agricultural products that are regenerated into cellulose fibre. It is a soft semi-synthetic man-made fibre and the most common cellulosic fabric used today. Like cotton, it breathes, making it very comfortable to wear. While it is a natural fibre, it can be extremely harmful to the environment if it is not managed sustainably. At House of Dagmar we therefore only work with certified viscose to ensure it is sustainably made with minimal impact.
House of Dagmar only work with certified viscose to ensure it lives up to our environmental policy. We work with three types of viscose: Lenzing™ Ecovero™, FSC certified viscose, or GRS viscose depending on what the purpose and availability are.
This label means that the fibres are derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards such as management of waste and lower fossil energy use. The manufacturing of Lenzing Ecovero fibres generates up to 50% lower emissions and water impact compared to generic Viscose.
FSC certified Viscose
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global organization that certifies forests based on rigorous standards of responsible forest management. FSC certification ensures that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability.
Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is an international standard that sets requirements for the recycling process of fibres such as social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions. Even though the fibres are recycled, it in no way alters the yarn quality which gives us both a low impact garment with longevity.
Viscose tends to grow when worn, however it goes back after washing. When viscose is newly washed and not ironed, one might think that the garment has shrunk but once you iron it, it will go back to its normal shape and size. Always follow the specific instructions on the garments’ care label.
Store your Viscose garments hanging on a padded hanger and avoid direct sunlight.