International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)

Utilization of natural dyes for development of value added products


Saroj Yadav, Geeta Gaba

Natural dyes were the main source of textile colouration until the invention of synthetic dyes in 1856. The easy technique of dyeing and reproducibility of shades with synthetic dyes put the natural dyes in oblivion. But with the consumers’ enhanced awareness of eco-safety, once again there has been an increasing demand for products dyed and printed with natural dyes as these are considered environment friendly. In recent years, the textile industry has given considerable attention to the products prepared from natural dyes. Based on biocompatibility, biodegradability, non-toxicity, UV protection, and antimicrobial activity natural dyes are gaining popularity all around the world for producing more appealing and highly functional value-added textiles. This study aims at preparation of value added screen printed tablemats and to evaluate their market potential. Khaddar casement fabric in Beige colour was used for preparation of screen printed tablemats using Kachnar bark dye and Cassia tora gum. Designs were collected from secondary sources and five designs were selected according to the product and printing technique. Selected designs were refined in Corel DRAW software. Selected designs were placed in three different ways on tablemats and total fifteen placements were prepared and five placements were selected for preparation of products. The printed products were further embellished with hand embroidery, machine embroidery and fabric painting. The developed products were assessed for their design, placement of design and embellishment technique. Results of the study revealed that the developed products were highly appreciated by the consumers in terms of selection and placement of designs, printing and surface enrichment techniques used. Cost of the products was assessed as appropriate by majority of the respondents.

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Saroj Yadav, Geeta Gaba. Utilization of natural dyes for development of value added products. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 309-313
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