Rayon is a synthetic fiber produced from regenerated cellulose (wood pulp) that has been chemically treated. Fabrics made of rayon are strong, highly absorbent, and soft; they drape well and can be dyed in brilliant, long-lasting colors.  Rayon can be used alone or blended with other synthetic or natural fibers. Since the mid-1980s rayon use has grown dramatically as new formulations and blends have added more strength and softness to the fabric and have made it more absorbent, more washable, and less vulnerable to wrinkling.(1)
Rayon Fiber Process
Rayon Top
          • White-Undyed

          • Solid Colors-limited quantities

          • Black

Last Update: Sunday, March 9, 2003

Note: (1)  Information from 1998 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia