Special Care Tips for Rayon

Rayon (Man-Made Cellulose)

Other Common Names:

Viscose, Lyocell, Tencel,


Wood pulp


Beautiful, brilliant colors
Luxurious silk-like fabric


Due to bright colors, dye fading may occur when cleaned
Bright colors fade readily to sunlight
Water spots or rings develop readily due to sizing in fabric
If washed, fabric may feel limp

General Care:

Usually dry cleanable in any solvent
If hand washing, do not twist or wring to remove moisture

Partial tumble dry at low temperatures, followed by air-dry to minimize shrinkage.


Even weak acids solutions can readily discolor the dyes on rayon fibers. This includes many skin care products, deodorants, and perspiration.


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