Viscose is an artificial fibre made from regenerated cellulose, which is usually derived from trees unless otherwise stated. It is the most common type of rayon and was originally developed as a less expensive substitute for silk. Viscose is also often used as an alternative of cotton or polyester. It can be commonly found in summer clothes.
Biodegradable, inexpensive, soft, drapes well, durable, breathable, absorbent, lightweight
Wrinkles, might shrink
Although semi-synthetic fibres are made of renewable natural resources and are biodegradable, most of them are not considered very environmentally friendly due to their heavily polluting manufacturing process. Other concerns include causing deforestation, when woods are not sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers and are not sustainably harvested. However, still, they are considered more sustainable than conventional synthetic fibres.
More sustainable alternatives
Organic natural fibres, Tencel, EcoVero