Dyeing of cotton with eco-friendly natural dye extracted from barks of Terminalia arjuna L.
S Saivaraj, G Chandramohan, P Saravanan
In recent years, it has become significantly important to use non-allergic and non-toxic natural dyes to dye textile materials. Though much research work has been done on the application of natural dyes on textile materials, the performance of natural dyes has not been proved satisfactory. The reason for this in due to the absence of a broad for systematic study of the performance of these natural dyes. The objective of this study is an attempt to assess the dyeing ability of natural dye extraction of Terminalia arjuna plant on cotton fabrics. Dyeing of fabric was carried out by pre, post and simultaneous mordanting techniques with and without using mordant. Also the fastness properties of the dyed fabrics were examined. As a result of this study, it was found that the fastness properties and color strength of the dyed cotton fabrics were excellent in the process of post-mordanting techniques with 3% mordant combination.