Rayon is one of our favorite fibers because it always has a beautiful drape. It’s often soft, usually lightweight, and relatively easy to care for—but what is it exactly?
Rayon is the catchall term for fabric made from regenerated cellulose fiber. Rayon is often mistaken for a synthetic fiber, but it is actually made from wood pulp and other plant materials. It was developed in the early 1900s as an alternative to silk and has since been used in all sorts of applications, from commercial to industrial. One of the great properties of rayon is that it is cool to the touch. This, and its breathability, make it a perfect fabric for warm weather. A swingy rayon night gown or pajamas will help keep you cool and comfortable when it’s the middle of July and the humidity is out of control!
All our fabrics are pre-washed before construction, so the garments do not shrink.
For best care, gentle wash lightweight fabrics, such as Rayon, Batiste, Lawn, and Voile, in a small basin filled with lukewarm water and one tablespoon of liquid detergent. Hang to dry or press damp with a hot iron to remove wrinkles.