opaque fabric of 70% polyester and 30% viscose.
Length : 150 cm/59". Weigth : 265 g/m2.
Viscose is a type of textile made from the cellulose fibres that are contained in wood pulp; like beech, pine and eucalyptus but also bamboo. It has a silk-like appearance and the ability to absorb and retain rich and vibrant colours. Its cellulosic base gives it properties similar to those of cotton and smoothness similar to silk, meaning it’s moisture absorbent, breathable and comfortable to wear. Viscose is semi-synthetic due to the chemicals involved in the viscose process. Dupion is a blend of 70 man-made fibre and 30% viscose, guaranteeing the advantages of a man made fibre, but keeping the soft feel of viscose.
- Man-made fibre is more moisture-wicking while viscose is more absorbent.
- Man-made fibre dries faster and does not wrinkle as easily as viscose.
- Man-made fibre is stronger and does not shrink.
This fabric is perfect for albs due to the easy maintenance.
Washing instructions :
Can be machine washed at 30°C maximum. Wash in warm suds, rinse well. Do not wring, hang wet to dry. No ironing needed.
Vestments made in Vaticano can be taken to the dry cleaner, but clearly mention that they are a man-made fibre and viscose mix and to require special attention.
Keeping vestments clean and dry in storage is the most effective protection. In addition to this make sure that they are 100 percent dirt free before packing. Not only cloths but closets, trunks clean, and dresser drawers should also be clean. Please use a matching garment cover for protection.