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Barn Red Eco Natural Dyes

Barn Red Eco Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Pterocarpus Santal
Common Name - Red Sandalwood
Other Name - Laal Chandan, Sandal Red
Part Used - Sandal Wood
Uses - Textile Dyeing, Ayurvedic Medicine And Food Colour

Pterocarpus Santalinus, with its familiar names red sanders, red sandalwood, and saunderswood, is a species obtained from Pterocarpus endemic of the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India. These are valued for producing rich bright red colour extracted from its wood. These are generally used as dye stuff for dyeing of Silk, Wool and Cotton fibre and fabrics. Shades can be adjusted accordingly by adding mordants to that. Alum and Stannous Chloride are used as pre-mordant and ammonia after baths provide Rich Red hue as a dye. It is renowned for its characteristic timber of exquisite colour and beauty. The red sandalwood has natural hue i.e. Santalin, which is used as colouring agent in pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. Traditionally Pterocarpus Santalinus is used as herbal medicine as antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic.

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How to use

(A)Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.

(B) Pre Mordant :-

Pre-treat the material with alum 6% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.

(C) Dyeing :-

Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 5. If it is higher than pH, 5 add vinegar, if below pH 5, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.

(D) Post Treatment :-

Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 30 mins.

(E)Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.

Natural Dyes Extract Discovery pack (50gms of each of all natural dyes extract powder)

This Pack includes 15 Different Natural Dyes Colours with Auxiliaries.

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Swatch Card - 35 Handmade organic cotton samples - Size 15 cm x 12 cm - Undyed/ Greige/ White

Variety of 35 swatches to help you understand the quality of fabrics.

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