Cupro is also a manmade fiber made from regenerated cellulose fibers. It is made using a natural material called cotton linter which is a short downy fiber left on the cotton seed after extracting the longer fibers for cotton yarn. This means the fiber is recycled and makes use of a material that was previously discarded. It is also produced in a 'closed loop' which means the chemicals used can be extracted after the process and the water reused. This means less water is used and makes it a more sustainable option. It is also a breathable fiber and has a great drape.
Care: Normally Cupro can be machine washed on a delicate cycle and hand washing is recommended for best results. However, as our Cupro fabric is blended with Rayon do not machine wash. Treat this as you would Rayon and dry clean for best results or hand wash. To hand wash:
1. Use a mild detergent and use cold water.
2. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
3. Afterwards, roll up in a thick towel to remove water. Do not wring or twist the fabric.
4. Carefully reshape on a flat surface to air dry.
And, if ironing use a pressing cloth and iron on the wrong side of the fabric on medium low heat.
Azure Dress in Cupro/Rayon Blend
Rayon is one of the most versatile fabrics around and has an amazing ability to take on the properties of various fabrics such as silk, cotton, and wool as needed. It is a manmade fiber made from purified cellulose fibers which are primarily from wood pulp. However, it is not a synthetic! Synthetics are made from petroleum which rayon is not. And, since it is made from natural fibers it is biodegradable. However, although it does not use as much water and pesticides to produce as cotton, many chemicals are involved in it's production. Due to this aspect, we are looking to source more sustainable fabrics in the future.
Care: Do not machine wash as it can cause shrinkage, color bleeding, or loss of fabric crispness. Dry cleaning is recommended for best results. However, to reduce water and energy consumption another option is hand washing. To hand wash:
1. Wash in cold water with a gentle detergent. Treat this as you would silk and do not wring out water or twist the fabric.
2. To remove water, place the wet fabric flat on a thick towel and roll up to absorb most of the water.
3. Then carefully reshape and lay flat to air dry.
If ironing, iron on medium low heat and always on the wrong side of the fabric. To be extra safe use a pressing cloth while ironing to protect the fabric from being scorched.