International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part A (2019)
Dyeing of banana/cotton union fabric with natural dye and mordants
K Amutha and S Grace Annapoorani
Natural dyes could be extracted from plants, minerals or insects. Different plant parts like root, stem, bark, heartwood, flower, leaf, seed and fruit could be used for dye extraction based on dye availability. In the present study, natural dye has been extracted from banana leaves to dye banana/cotton union fabric with natural mordants extracted from onion skin and pomegranate rind. Dyeing was carried out by different mordanting techniques such as pre-mordanting, meta-mordanting, and post-mordanting. The dyed samples were tested and evaluated for colour fastness to laundering, rubbing and perspiration and physical properties such as areal density/GSM, thickness and tensile strength.
How to cite this article:
K Amutha and S Grace Annapoorani. Dyeing of banana/cotton union fabric with natural dye and mordants. 2019; 5(8): 24-26.