Viscose is a type of rayon fiber that is made from natural sources such as wood and agricultural products that are regenerated as cellulose fiber. While it is a natural fiber, it can be extremely harmful to the environment if it is not managed sustainably. At House of Dagmar, we work with three types of viscose depending on what the purpose and availability is:
Lenzing™ Ecovero™: This label means that the fibers 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 fibers 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.
GRS viscose: Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is an international standard that sets requirements for the recycling process of fibers such as social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions. Even though the fibers are recycled, it in no way alters the yarn quality which gives us both a low impact garment with longevity.