International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART H
Printing of cotton and silk fabric with marigold flower dye and guar gum
Author(s): Shwetambri And Chhaya Verma
“Go Green is the talk of the day”. With the green movement in full swing, implementing eco friendly practices can not only help the environment, but also attract new customers. Because clothing is in constant contact with our skin, the chemical used in dyeing and printing are absorbed into our skin through the pores and these create various skin problems. Natural dyes which are more aesthetic and safer for dyers as well as wearers are the solutions to the problems. Keeping in view the importance of eco-textiles and their increasing demand in national and international market the block and screen printing on cotton and silk fabric using Marigold flower dye with Guar Gum natural thickening agents were carried out. Aluminium potassium sulphate and ferrous sulphate mordants were used during the preparation of printing paste for the colour variation. Visual evaluation of the printed samples on the basis of prints and evaluation of colourfastness properties were also carried out. Very good to excellent block and screen prints were obtained with guar gum as thickening agent. Colour fastness results related to sunlight, washing, crocking, pressing and perspiration showed very good results.
How to cite this article:
Shwetambri And Chhaya Verma. Printing of cotton and silk fabric with marigold flower dye and guar gum. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):511-517.