What is Rayon?

Are you interested in learning details about various types of fabric in Portland OR? If so, you're in luck. Over the course of several blogs we are going to talk about each type. We will offer details and best uses for these materials, as well as tips on how to use them! Today we are going to talk about rayon.

Rayon | Fabric Portland

Rayon is a fabric primarily made from purified cellulitis which is wood pulp. Chemically converted, it makes a great compound that is eventually dissolved and worked through a spinneret. This produces filaments that are solidified with chemicals and then turned into synthetic fibers.

It is technically considered semi synthetic by most manufacturers due to the process and properties of it when the fabric is completed.

Many times rayon can be made to feel like nylon, silk, cotton, linen or wool. The fibers can be dyed easily, so options are endless when it comes to color and style.

Most people love rayon because it is soft, absorbent and wearable in very cold and hot temperatures. It's a great alternative to cotton. A great summer dress or top works perfectly when made with this material!

If you are interested in learning more about rayon be sure to visit back with our next blog post. We will have tips to help you get started with your next project using this light and cool fabric.

Also, if you need help finding the best fabric in Portland be sure to contact our store. We offer the best options in the area. You will not be disappointed once you visit Josephine’s!

We also offer experts that can help you with your sewing needs as well. Those who do not have time to create their own garments can work with our professionals to bring your ideas to life. Contact us for more information.

Josephine's Dry Goods

We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty of London Fabric  (cotton lawns & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fabrics available. To find out more about our prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!