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The true cost of colour: The impact of textile dyes on water systems

2022-02-18 12:00   Automobiles   Bathinda   139 views Reference: 701

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Colour is a catalyst for sales success within the fashion industry; it is the first thing consumers notice about a garment. Before feeling the Dyeing Fabrics, trying on for size, or considering the manufacturing processes, colour preference impacts the eye. According to Michael Braungart and William McDonough, on average, only 5% of the raw materials involved in the production and delivery processes is contained within a garment. It is therefore important that we also pay attention to the 95% of the material process that we do not see; a vast component of which is hidden water.

There are a number of key differences between cotton and linen. They include:

  1. Durability. Cotton has a little more stretch and flexibility than linen but is not as durable. Finer cotton, like Egyptian cotton, is made from long-staple cotton fibers, which makes this cotton softer and more durable than standard cotton, but still not as durable as linen. Cotton And Linen Fabric is much more rigid but lasts longer because the cellulose fibers in linen yarn are slightly longer and wrapped tighter than those in cotton yarn, which increases its strength and longevity.


An ancient, highly prized fabric, Silk Fabric is mostly derived from the thread produced by the domesticated silkworm species Bombyx Mori. Around 0.11 million tonnes of silk were produced in 2020 (about 0.10% of total fibre)2 in more than 60 countries, but the bulk of production is concentrated in a handful: China, India, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam3. Compared to other natural fibres, silk is incredibly valuable and commands a price of around $15 per kilo, making the value of production around $3.03 billion per year.Fabrics are made by weaving or knitting, and are decorated through printing. Textile designing involves both surface design, and structural design of a Printed Fabrics. A sound knowledge of yarns, weaving, knitting, dyeing and other finishing processes is required. The world of textile designing is incredible with beautiful hues, prints, and patterns. But the task of creating a striking design is a complex, and more demanding process. A profound knowledge of the various facets of textile making, market demands, and current trends is necessary. Three skills are basically essential for textile designing; creative designing, working with a right blend of colors, and doing repeats. It is both challenging, as well as profitable.Digital Printing Fabrics is the latest printing technique that involves the creation of prints with the aid of designs conceptualized using computer software. The technique is gaining popularity over other troublesome and time consuming printing techniques like roller, screen and transfer printing owing to cost effectiveness. Designs too can be repeated. The technique finds application in designing a range of apparels, accessories and home textiles.

What is Yarn-Dyed Fabric?

Yarn-Dyed Fabrics features designs created by weaving colored threads together to make patterns. Dyeing the yarn before weaving it into cloth creates a unique, artisanal look that differs greatly from the typical printed designs you see on piece-dyed fabric.

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