The Ultimate Guide to Dyeing Viscose And Elastane Fabric?

The question is “Can You Dye Viscose And Elastane Fabric?” The answer is Yes, we can dye viscose and elastane fabric. Viscose is regenerated cellulose fiber. It is a special fabric and it needs special care to dye the fabric. The 100% viscose fabric dyeing process and the Viscose elastane fabric dyeing process are nearly the same.

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Viscose is normally used for layers of garments. Sometimes for gents. To get elastic properties, elastane is added to viscose fabric. Normally we use 5% to 10% elastane to viscose fabric to get better results. That is why no need to dye elastane parts in fabric. We dye only the viscose part.

Viscose And Elastane knit fabric dyeing flow chart:

Fabric from knitting gray store


Heat setting

Back Sewing


Delivery to finishing

Viscose and elastane fabric dyeing process:

Detergent+anticreaseing = Inject

Temp 40c*= Fabric Load

Soda Ash Lt +VSC (Multifunctional scouring agent) Dosing 5 minute  

 H2O2 Dosing 5 Minutes

Runtime 80c*40 Minute


Normal Hot 70*10

Acid 60*10 Minute

Leveling Ph check 6.20

Levelling Dosing 60c 3 Minute

Color Dosing 25 Minutes

Runtime 10

1st 10% Salt Dosing 10 Minute

Runtime 10 Minute

2nd 20% Salt dosing 10 Minute

Runtime 10 Minute

3rd 70% Salt dosing 10 Minute

Temperature 80c 15 minute

Colling 60c

Salt Sample check

1st 10% Soda dosing 15 minute

Runtime 10 minute

2nd 20% Soda dosing 15 minute

Runtime 10 minute

3rd 70% Soda dosing 15 minute

Runtime 10 minute

Sample check


Hot wash


Water clear

Inject soaping agent

Rise temperature at 80’C (According to shade)

Runtime 10min

If the shade is ok then drain the batch

Wash clear

softener dossing 10min

Unload the fabric and delivery it to finishing

 The benefits of using viscose and elastane fabric

There are several benefits of using viscose and elastane fabric. Firstly, the blend provides excellent stretch and elasticity, making it perfect for creating figure-hugging clothes that are comfortable to wear. Secondly, the fabric is breathable, soft, and silky, making it ideal for summer clothing, such as dresses and skirts. Thirdly, it’s easy to care for, and can usually be machine washed and dried without causing shrinkage or damage. Finally, viscose and elastane blends are versatile, and suitable for creating a range of garments from casual to formal wear, activewear to lingerie. In summary, this fabric blend offers a perfect combination of comfort, flexibility, and style.

Different ways of dyeing viscose and elastance fabric

Viscose and elastane fabrics are commonly used in the fashion industry for their softness and stretch. There are several ways to dye these fabrics, depending on the desired outcome and the dyeing method used. One common method is to use reactive dyes, which chemically react with the fibers to create a strong bond. Another option is to use disperse dyes, which work well with synthetic fibers such as elastane. Additionally, natural dyes such as indigo and madder can also be used to dye viscose and elastane fabrics, creating unique and eco-friendly colors. Ultimately, the choice of dyeing method depends on the specific requirements of the fabric and the desired outcome.


Viscose is a special fabric all over the world and lycra/elastane viscose fabric dyeing is also special. Viscose elastane fabric dyeing is a common process. But it is possible.

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