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Title: Batik on handloom cotton fabric with natural dye
Authors: Maulik, Sankar Roy
Bhowmik, Lina
Agarwal, Khusbu
Keywords: Batik;Colour fastness;Eco-friendly;Handloom;Natural dye
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: D01, D03J 3/00, D03, D01B, D01D, D06B, C09B 61/00, C09B
Abstract: Handloom forms a precious part of the generational legacy and exemplifies the richness and diversity of culture and artistry of the weavers. Tradition of weaving by hand is a part of the country’s cultural ethos. However, in the present context of globalization and rapid technological changes, handloom sector is beset with many challenges and the handloom products are being continuously replicated on power looms at much lower price. Hence, there is a need to strengthen this sector given the employment potential and market demand for handloom products. On the other hand environmental considerations are now becoming additional important factors during the selection of consumer goods including textiles all over the world. Affairs related to environmental preservation and control of pollution have renewed interest for use of natural dyes for the colouration of textile materials all over the world, particularly in the developed countries. In the past few decades, batik work on textile materials has gained popularity among the young generations who quickly adapted the easy-to-do method for individualizing their shirts, trousers, jeans and casual clothing. Therefore, product diversification through batik work with natural dyes is one of the ways to create fancy effect on the handloom products for the ever changing fashion market. A greater emphasis on using natural dye in the textile industry could make a valuable contribution to environmental sustainability in the 21st century.
Page(s): 788-794
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.13(4) [October 2014]

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