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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 3122-3128

Colouring Cotton Fabric with Waste Banana Petaloids
Neha Singh and Archana Singh
Deptt. of Textiles & Clothing, College of Home Science C.S.A. Univ. of Agril. & Tech., Kanpur, India
*Corresponding author

Natural dyes are sustainable and renewable. This can provide employment to agricultural growers and indigenous peoples and will lead to utilization of wastes. They provide beautiful colour in ecological home fashions for environmentally concerned consumers. In present investigation cotton fabric was dyed with banana petaloids in the form of fresh flowers using pseudo stem sap, alum and tealeaves as mordants. The evaluation of colour strength (λ max, 470), visual evaluation and colour fastness tests for mordanted and dyed samples were carried out. Dyeing along with mordanting techniques which include pre, simultaneous and post mordanting was carried out. A comparison of different methods of mordanting shows that colour strength for the simultaneous mordanted dyed fabric is higher than other mordanting methods. Large range of Worn white, Greenplay gray, Banana cream and Lemon blamcolours were obtained because of varying mordant combination and their ratios. The light, washing, rubbing and perspiration fastness of dyed samples were also evaluated, giving fair range of good fastness grades. Thus banana bio waste can be successfully utilized for enrichment of textiles. It is easy in application as well as safe for the environment.

Keywords: Eco-friendly colouration, Banana petaloid, Waste exploitation, Natural mordants, Colour levelness and Colour fastness

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Neha Singh and Archana Singh. 2020. Colouring Cotton Fabric with Waste Banana PetaloidsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 3122-3128. doi:
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