Textile industry has an economic importance all over the world. Its artistic coloration serves the interior and fashion designs through the printing processes. Natural dyes are a fascinating phenomenon that enticed researchers to their chemistry and hues to explore that no other dyes provide a better opportunity of how to protect and respect the environment. Therefore, there has been an international revival to the status of natural colors to increase the value of textile products and contributes them in creating a more ideal healthy eco-friendly textiles home environment to consider both the aesthetic and functional aspects of furnishings and clothing. This chapter deals on dyeing silk fabric by a mixture of different percentages of cochineal, turmeric and indigo powders in water-acetone co solvent. Extraction and dyeing processes were conducted in one step at different pH values using ultrasound as a promising technique in saving energy. The pH values control the adsorption capacity and play an important role for obtaining different hues which could be attributed to their resonating structures. So, this chapter give the chance to improve the natural dyeing heritage to meet the economic and environmental future demands. Furthermore, this chapter provided ideas by computer aided design (CAD) to exhibit some interior and fashion designs from the resulted hues using tie and dye technique to rethink sustainable practices for different outputs designs.
Heba F. Mansour
Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Department of Oman Textile Printing, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Egypt.
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