Rayon - viscose embroidery threads

100% quality for professional machine embroideries

Rayon threads, manufactured from viscose filaments, are renowned mainly for their silk-like appearance and their soft sheen in the light. Viscose owes its name to its composition from a viscous organic solution usually produced from wood pulp. The quality of the raw materials and the processing technologies; determine that you, as an embroiderer, benefit from an efficient, highly productive thread and long-lasting brilliant colours.

In this section, you will discover when and why it is suitable to use Classic, MADEIRA's world-renowned rayon viscose thread with a long presence in the embroidery market and listed in all major digitising software.

The benefits of embroidering with rayon viscose threads

Examples of logo embroidered with Classic threads

Get to know what to expect during and after production and in the appearance of your designs.

The rayon made from viscose has a similar structure to cotton and therefore offers feel and texture resembling those of natural fibres.

The threads are soft, smooth, skin-friendly and pleasant to touch. The embroidered elements are shown in brilliant, vivid colours with a beautiful luster.

The flexibility and the high tensile strength wet and dry of Classic threads are allowing you to embroider anywhere on the garment, on different type of materials, in any direction and using diverse techniques.

During production, these threads create no looping issues. Manufacturing timings and costs are reduced due to an amazingly low thread break risk (in average, 400.000 stitches without any thread brake). Also, it can run at high speeds, such as 1.200 stitches per minute.

In a long term, the high colours and light fastness preserves the embroidery, while the washability up to 95°C allows a flexible cleaning. 

MADEIRA CLASSIC viscose soft threads offer

An extensive choice of colours and thicknesses

MADEIRA's Classic range of threads offers you outstanding productivity capabilities, softness, colour richness and brilliance.

You can choose from 4 thicknesses that were developed to help obtain the best results and performance for any application. 

Viscose embroidery threads produced by MADEIRA

When is it recommended to use rayon viscose upper threads?

When choosing the materials needed for a project you need to consider multiple factors. Special attention must be given also to how these materials fit together for making possible a certain desired look and product life. Further you find out when you should consider using rayon viscose top threads.

Whenever a natural, high-quality look is desired
For any kind of application
For easy punching and maximum freedom
For optimising production time and costs
For long-lasting designs that don't require bleaching

MADEIRA Shade card

CLASSIC shade card cover

Please use the digital version for guidance. The shades are accurately shown on the shade cards by strips of thread and can be <link...

Digital shade card of Classic rayon viscose threads

Pantone® shade matching

thread colour matching

Pantone® approved colour matches make it easy to find the appropriate colours for your designs any time.

The online converter will provide, wherever available, an exact corresponding thread colour code for your reference.

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CLASSIC rayon viscose threads are certified according to Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, a world-renowned quality assurance system.

Furthermore, they are certified in product class I, so the threads can also be safely used in producing items for babies and infants (up to 36 months of age).

More about quality management and certifications
Have a special request?

We are dyeing rayon viscose threads in MADEIRA's factories which are ISO 9001-2008 certified. Sustainable technologies, strict quality control and colours consistency are assured.

Also, we dye custom colours to order, based on the specific needs of your project. If you have such a request, please contact our customer service for information about the minimum quantities and delivery terms.

Tel: +49(0)761 510 400

Fax: +49(0)761 508 456

E-Mail: info@madeira.de

Rayon viscose thread assortments

The assortments give you the possibility to have your own complete collection of mini cones, so that you are flexible, quick and always resourceful in your choices. Additionally, the different types of sets will provide you with a selection of threads and accessories for specific projects and requirements. Have a look and discover what suits you best.

Complete assortments

CLASSIC 40 thread assortment - detail

Two of the thicknesses of Classic rayon viscose machine embroidery threads are also available as assortments: all 387 single shades of the standard weight 40 in 3 stackable wood boxes with drawers; all 85 shades of the fine threads Classic 60 in an easy-to-transport plastic box.

Starter sets

starter sets with threads - detail

There are three sets that have been developed for your sampling needs, but are also helpful for beginners to get started.

Depending on the size (maxi, big or mini), the sets include some of these products: a selection of threads, shadecard, bobbins, needles, bobbin threads.

Colour family sets

These colour family sets provide a wide range of shades that will help you and your customers to make decisions easily, safely and quickly.

You can choose the nuances of the colours you use the most, or create your complete collection with the 10-colour family sets and 1 multicolour version.

Find your thread assortment

Interested in MADEIRA sampling tools, assortments or sets? Here you can find an overview of all the versions available.

Get in touch with your local partner for orders and more information.

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