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Dyeing of Bamboo with Tea as a natural Dye

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Food Sciences and technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Textile Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Applied Chemical Sciences and Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 21-26, October,26 (2012)


Dyeing of bamboo fabric with green tea as a natural colorant had been investigated. The dyeing process was carried out (with and without mordanting) using pre-extracted dye stock employing either 100% water or solvent: water (1:9) mixture as the extraction medium. Three different qualities of tea leaves were used as source of colour extraction. The dyeing properties on bamboo fabric had been evaluated. Dye exhaustion, colour depth in terms of K/S, washing fastness, light fastness, etc were compared for dyeing performed at 90°C for 1hour using four extracted dye stocks on pre-mordanted and unmordanted samples.


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