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Natural Indigo Dye

Natural Indigo Dye

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Botanical Name - Indigofera Tinctora
Common name - Indigo
Other Name - Indigo
Part Used - Leaves
Uses - Textile Dyeing, Pigments,Paints..Etc

Indigofera Tinctoria is also known as true Indigo, is specie of plant from the bean family which is original sources of Indigo dye. Indigo is a blue dye, which comes from the indigo (neel) plant grown in India. It is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing. Natural indigo is obtained by fermenting the leaves of various species of Indigof era, running off the liquor and oxidising it to precipitate the dye. The  precipitated blue natural dye at the bottom is mixed with a strong base such as Sodium hydroxide and is then dried in the air to make the cake; which is subsequently dried & powdered. The powder is then mixed with various other substances to produce different shades.

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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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