Very often, artificial fibers are considered homologous to synthetic fibers.
However, these two seemingly synonyms do not have to be deceived, but they hide some fundamental differences.
Artificial fibers, such as viscose, modal and microfiber, are obtained from the processing of natural materials such as cellulose, straw and wood pulp.
These are artificial fibers because they are derived from materials that can be spun only by chemical processes.
Synthetic fibers are instead of completely chemical derivation, as they are made up of polymers formed by petroleum compounds.
The big difference is that artificial fibers are more breathable and accumulate much less static than synthetic charges.
Two of the most used artificial fabrics used by fashion houses are Viscose and Modal.
Both are frequently mixed with natural fibers such as cotton, silk and cashmere to get softer, smoother and more resistant fabrics.
The viscose is an artificial textile fiber made from wood cellulose and is produced in the form of continuous wire, with a structure very similar to cotton.
It can be used to produce fabrics with very different uses ranging from clothing to tire canvases.
Also known as artificial silk, it was created to respond to the demand for silk, like fabrics but cheaper.
Its luster makes it a material that is particularly brilliant with bright and bright colors, which remain unaltered when washed at medium temperatures.
The viscose has a higher density than the cotton that makes it feel smoother and lighter.
Contrary to one thing one can think, even from the point of view of the absorption of bodily moisture, the viscose gets excellent results. This is therefore an optimal material both from aesthetic point of view and comfort.
Modal is a variety of viscose
The modal is also an extremely versatile material.
It is a variety of viscose, but yarn in the form of a bow.
Stylish fabrics are very scarce, they are narrower and more discolorable than cotton.
It is also often matched with natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool and so on, to increase softness and gloss.
It is used in the production of shirts, sportswear, underwear and home.
There is also a variant of micromodal, a high tech product.
It is a microfiber made through the processing of synthetic fibers, such as polyester or acrylic, and modal fibers.
Subtle and superlative, the modal allows for perspiration and guarantees total comfort. It is the perfect underwear material thanks to the second skin feel.
It remains soft and even after many washings, however, it is advisable, like for viscose, to use gentle washing cycles and iron at low temperatures.