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Dyeing of Wool Fabric Using Natural Dye and Natural Mordant Extracts

  • Open or Close Taame Berhanu Teklemedhin*

    Department of Textile Engineering, Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia

    *Corresponding author: Taame Berhanu Teklemedhin, Lecturer and Researcher in Textile Chemistry Department of Textile Engineering, Dire Dawa Institute of Technology, Dire Dawa University, P.O.BOX:1362, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Submission: September 10, 2018;Published: November 05, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.04.000593

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume4 Issue4


Dyeing of textiles with natural dye was started in the early stage by the traditional dyers. In this century, a global awareness is already in place favoring the use of natural resources for protecting the environment and earth from pollution and ecological imbalances. In this study fully, environmental friendly dyeing of wool fabric was investigated using natural dye and natural mordant extracted from Cassia singueana plant and mango bark respectively. Wool fabric was dyed with Cassia singueana extract using different combinations of dyeing temperature, time, pH and concentration of extracted dye solution. Color strength, CIE L*a*b* and fastness properties (washing, rubbing and light), were investigated. The fastness property results of all dyed wool fabric samples with Cassia singueana plant extract were in the range of Good to excellent.

Keywords: Natural dye; Natural mordant; Cassia sigueana; Mango bark; Environmental friendly

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