Exploration of Bamboo Fabrics with Natural Dyes for Sustainability [chapter]

Kavita Chaudhary
2019 Fashion Industry - An Itinerary Between Feelings and Technology [Working Title]  
The history of weaving and textile innovation follows the history of technological innovations and the evolution of socio-cultural issues in a stepwise manner. Currently, textiles and patterns are tools that characterize garments and define their unique aesthetics, becoming identity-making elements not only for a single product or a collection, but also for brands. By balancing a delicate equilibrium between brand heritage and zeitgeist, the Indian textile industry bases its success on the
more » ... success on the capability to reorganize creative processes to generate innovation, also thanks to new relationships among textile designers and their consumers. It is creating something new is the need of hour for the apparel industry and they are aware of it. By utilizing these new techniques for bamboo fabric, we can introduce some designs which will give unique look and increase the marketability of the product. Bamboo viscose, also known as regenerated bamboo, is a regenerated cellulosic fiber. In the last few years in the world market, more and more products from bamboo fibers have been appearing. It is marketed as having exceptional properties such as superior comfort and hand, as well as antimicrobial properties. Yarns of bamboo fibers provide the desirable properties of strength, high moisture absorbency, antimicrobial and antifungal, sheen and smooth close to silk, cashmere and glass fiber high breathability and thermo-regulating properties in textiles and made ups. The articles are designed and developed by natural dyeing and printing with hand block.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.88688 fatcat:7uhfdg75xrcetp4i6n7uuuy2my