When speaking about silk velvet, kid-mohair velvet, cotton velvet, linen velvet or trevira velvet, we identify the type of fibre used to weave the pile that, in the case of l’Opificio viscose velvet is 100% viscose.
What is Viscose?
The viscose was discovered at the end of the ‘800 in France where in 1885, the industrial production started thanks to the creation of the company Société Anonime pour la Fabrication e la Soie Chardonnet by Conte Chardonnet. It was the answer to a market request of a textile reminding of silk, but not as expensive.
Initially it was called Vegetal Silk, but in 1930 the word silk was banned and the new name was found instead: Rayon. Nowadays, depending on the origin of the row material, the fibres take different names.
The characteristics of this fibre make a textile highly breathable, resistant, heat absorbent and further more. A viscose textile prevents the proliferation of bacteria and or dust mites; therefore it is also classified as a hypoallergenic fabric.
Moreover, from a sustainable point of you, viscose is a biodegradable substance; the one produced in Europe has gained the Reach certification. Reach is a certification, which has been developed thanks to the collaboration between Green Peace and the European Union, which considers the exclusion of more than 1000 toxic substances, normally used in the textile sector.
l’Opificio jacquard fabrics and velvets Reach certificated, totally formaldehyde-free and without any heavy metals, are the expression of the Italian artisan tradition, expression of style and refinement, which is worldwide appreciated.
l’Opificio Viscose Velvet collection proposes 20 elegant colours perfect for refined polished interior. With a nice haptic and an extraordinary shininess, the viscose velvet is perfect for rich and luxurious spaces. A velvet silk effect, very resistant thanks to the high performance treatment, it offers a colour palette that stretch from the natural tones to dove, from the toupe to a cardinal red up to the night blue.