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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Smart Natural Fibers Pretreated with Natural products and Dyed by Some Natural Dyes

  • Open or CloseEman Mohamed El Khatib1* and Nagia Farag Ali2

    1Department of Proteinic and Man-made Fibers, National Research Centre, Egypt

    2Department of Dyeing, Printing and Auxiliaries, National Research Centre, Egypt

    *Corresponding author:Eman Mohamed El Khatib, Department of Proteinic and Manmade Fibers, National Research Centre, Dokki 12311, Egypt

Submission: February 14, 2023Published: March 24, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2023.08.000685

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume8 Issue2


Purpose: In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of new technologies for antimicrobial fibers and growing awareness of cleaner environments and healthy lifestyles. The fast development of functional fibers and their final uses lead to several needs for the application of novel procedures for dyeing and finishing in textile manufacturing. Innovative high-value-added finishes for textile fibers are also highly appreciated by the demanding consumer market. Consumers are now aware of the hygiene of their lives and need textiles with antimicrobial properties. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reviews the work conducted by several researchers in developing the utilization of natural products for finishing textiles with antimicrobials has been noted. There is now a strong interest in using natural dyes in textile colors worldwide. This is due to the alleged environmental standards in several countries concerning the toxic and allergic reactions of synthetic dyes. Findings: Natural dyes are biodegradable, harmless, and environmentally friendly, creating highly attractive and smooth shades. Fabrics colored with natural dyes and pretreated with natural products, usually have antimicrobial properties. Originality/value: This review paper aims to summarize research studies conducted related to various natural fibers pretreated with natural products and dyed by some natural dyes. Smart fabrics and textiles can be useful in several fields, simply observing their applications in design and fashion. Smart fabrics are so important in the textile industry, especially in the health sector.

Keywords:Natural fibers; Natural products; Natural dyes; Antimicrobial activity

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