We all have at least one gown or top, which is all drapey and looks attractive to the eyes. Defines your curves and look super catchy and soft on oneself. Some mistake this material with silk, I would instead call it the poor man’s silk. Silk has a differently particularized glamour, which should not be mistaken by any other content. Rayon, which is our subject of the day, was introduced as an alternative to silk. Silk is pricey, as we all know that a common man can only afford to wear silk on certain occasions, for example, their own marriage. Sometimes, women won’t even use a silk gown on their wedding functions because of its super expensive nature. Thus, Rayon was prepared to place a substitute for silk so that every person can afford and wear a drapey yet classy outfit. The primary goal behind the manufacture of Rayon was to solely help people from all classes of the society to keep their wardrobes up to date and enjoy the glamour of wearing clothes that are nice to sight.
All Rayons are not viscose; however, all viscose is Rayon. Well, we understand that this does not help you understand the coherent logic of why we call Rayon, Rayon, sometimes, and viscose the other times. I am confident that you will appreciate the difference once we dig into the types of Rayon and how they are created. What is synthesized into what to get which kind of results? Wouldn’t it all be a lot easier if we start by describing what Rayon actually is and what makes it different from the other textile types? Yes! Go on and keep reading to find out more about Rayon fabric…
Rayon is much more than just “False Silk.” It is the first-ever fabric produced in a natural setting by human beings. The commercial birth year of Rayon fabric is 1900 because it was commercialized and regarded as silk look-alike fabric, which captured a lot of attention from the general public as it may deserve. Just like flannel, Rayon never gets out of fashion. Taking of style, Rayon is here to bring in more to the fashion world because it offers convenience and leverage to the world of production and innovations.
Rayon Fabric is made by regenerating the cellulose fiber. It is a semi-synthetic fiber that has silk properties in it; thus, it is sometimes called faux silk or artificial silk as well. Cellulose has some silk-slike features; therefore, the drape, softness, and appearance of Rayon are similar to that of silk. The other names for silk are Cupro, Modal, Tencel, Viscose, and Art-silk. The unique fact about Rayon is that it is neither natural nor synthetic. It is one of the rare types of fabrics which are semi-synthetic and can be regarded as man-made fabrics. Rayon has a multitude of fabric types, we would be discussing each of the rayon types in the section below so you would need to stay tuned.