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Research Paper

Application and Fastness Analysis of Natural Dyes on Cotton Knitted

Neaz Morshed 1, Zakaria Ahmed 2, Ashraful Alam 2, Pulak Talukder 2 and Taslima Rahman 3

1Yarn and Fabrics Production Department, 2Mechanical Processing Division, 3Microbiology Department, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to ZA 

Received:25-05-2022 Accepted:24-06-2022 Published:25-06-2022


The study was designed to apply and evaluate the colour fastness of natural dyes on cotton knitted fabric with references to four criteria, including colour fastness to washing, colour fastness to sweat, colour fastness to light, and colour fastness to rubbing. Test was carried out for 30min at 60oC and grading was done for color staining and color change by the respective grey scale. However, the rating of colour change was quite subpar; turmeric received the lowest score, and tea and henna together received a grade of 1. The sample cloth's rubbing resistance and degree of staining are assessed using a grey scale for both wet and dry rubbing. The Xenon Arc was used to conduct tests on colour fastness to light. Wet rub grade was 4, whereas Dry rub grade was 5. Rubbing fastness properties of these natural dyes were comparatively poor and the results of the grading for light fastness were very poor.

Keywords: Extraction; Natural dyes; Cotton knitted; Fabric; Fastness

Citation: Morshed N, Ahmed Z, Alam A, Talukder P and Rahman T (2022) Application and Fastness Analysis of Natural Dyes on Cotton Knitted Fabric. Environ Sci Arch 1(1):23-33. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7133115


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