Healthy Fabrics for Natural-imageable Fashion Fabric Planning - Dyeability and antimicrobial activity of dyeable materials from Japan bamboo leaves extract -

내츄럴 이미지의 패션소재기획을 위한 건강소재 - Japan bamboo leaves 추출물 염색소재의 발색성과 항균성 -

  • Park, Young-Mi (Research Institute of Clothing & Textile Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Koo, Kang (School of Textiles, Yeungnam University) ;
  • Kim, Sam-Soo (School of Textiles, Yeungnam University)
  • 박영미 (연세대학교 의류과학연구소) ;
  • 구강 (영남대학교 섬유패션학부) ;
  • 김삼수 (영남대학교 섬유패션학부)
  • Published : 2009.12.27


Natural dyes seem to be more profitable on human and environment, and recently they could be considered as a better alternative to synthesized dyes. The aim of the current work was to investigate the dyeing property and antimicrobial activity of commercial cotton fabrics dyed with kumazasa (usually called in japan) which is known as conventional japan bamboo leaves. Actually, the dyeability and antimicrobial property of dyed fabric with natural mordant/dyeing was compared with synthetic mordant/dye process. The results of this study obtained are as follows. The apparently colour of kumazasa leaves extract dyed fabrics showed with light green or slightly yellow-green. In colorfastness to washing, ${\Delta}E$ and K/S values of dyed fabrics with natural chitosan as mordant used was shown to be more excellent results, than was synthetic mordant used. However, the decrease rate was recorded nearly 50% when washing repeated 20 cycles. In result of antimicrobial effect for bacteria, the dyed fabrics didn't show the significant antimicrobial activity to the both dyed with and without mordant. Results of this investigation considered that low-cost, natural, bio-mordant are relatively effective in natural coloration.


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