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Cupro

Cupro is a regenerated cellulose fiber that is produced by treating cotton cellulose with cuprammonium salt. It is especially known to resemble silk, and is also known as artificial silk.


Characteristics

Cupro fabrics breath like cotton, drapes beautifully, and look and feels like silk on your skin. Just like most other regenerated cellulosic fibers is possess low shrinkage characteristics, as well as good moisture absorbency and wrinkle resistant qualities. It has subtle luster and takes up dye very well – giving rich colored garments. A disadvantage with cupro is that it takes up stains very easily.

 

Good to know
The actual name for cupro is cuprammonium rayon due to the manufacturing process the cellulose has to go through.

 

Blends
Cupro and Viscose blends are common.

 

Aftercare
Delicate wash on 40°, using a mild cleaning product such as The Laundress Delicate Wash detergent. Do not bleach, medium heat iron, can be dry cleaned, do not tumble dry.