Originally viscose was a plant-based textile derived from wood cellulose. Nicknamed “artificial silk”, it was precisely created as an alternative to silk from the silkworm. Viscose was presented to the public during the 1900 universal exhibition. However, it only took off thirty years later when scientists and researchers mixed it with acetate, making it more resistant. Viscose is easy to dye and does not fade with time. Today, viscose is commonly used in dressmaking, appreciated for its silky, fluid aspect that drapes beautifully – and it is easy to maintain. At PINTON, viscose is appreciated for its soft feel and the special way it reflects the light. It combines well with other materials like linen, creating variations of textures and light, offering a contrast between rough materials and delicate fibres.