International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART A
A comparative study on the color fastness properties of Lyocell and Bamboo fabrics after dyeing with a natural dye: Chavalkodi
Author(s): M. Nazeem Banu and Mrs. Shayestha Fathima
The technology moves forward and we all realize a greater need to preserve our planet and fibre - processing companies are doing their part in the effort. Conscientious companies are creating new fibres that not only possess important health attributes comparable to natural fibres, but also are manufactured using the principles of sustainable management and high environmental standards. Lyocell is a fabric most known better by its brand name Tencel®. It is made from cellulose (vegetable matter), or wood pulp (typically a mix of hardwood trees such as oak and birch). Bamboo is also made from the pulp of bamboo grass which is totally eco-friendly. The main purpose of this study was to compare the colour fastness properties of LYOCELL and BAMBOO fabrics dyed with a natural dye. Chavalkodi was the natural dye selected. The tests to evaluate the colour fastness properties of both the dyed samples were assessed by subjecting it to laundering, sunlight, dry and wet conditions of pressing, dry and wet crocking and for acid and alkaline perspiration.
How to cite this article:
M. Nazeem Banu, Mrs. Shayestha Fathima. A comparative study on the color fastness properties of Lyocell and Bamboo fabrics after dyeing with a natural dye: Chavalkodi. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(1):37-44.