Viscose fabrics have a silky to matte lustre with an elegant flowing drape. The natural effect of the colours gives them an attractive look. Viscose is supple and has a softness that is comfortable to wear. As they can absorb perspiration quite quickly, making them very skin-friendly, but with poor thermal properties.
Cellulose, usually derived from tree trunks, is converted into a highly viscous state and spun into a fibre by forcing it through spinneret holes.
Derivation: Late Latin viscosus (as VISCOUS)