does Viscose fair environmentally and socially as a material?
Cellulosic fibres like viscose are formed from natural polymers which are
then dissolved and extruded as a continuous filament. A common source of
cellulose for these fibres is fast growing soft woods such as eucalyptus, which
have a harvest cycle of seven years. Eucalyptus is often grown as a monocrop and
there are significant environmental issues associated with such plantations,
such as loss of biodiversity.
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