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Onion Peel Natural Dyes

Onion Peel Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Allium Cepa
Common Name - Onion Skin
Other Name - Onion Skin
Part Used - Skins Or Peels
Uses - Textile Dyeing,Used In Medicinal Oils, Hair Care .

The onion Allium Cepa L. also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. The dry onion skin produces natural hue which are used for dyeing textiles. Pretreatment of the fabric by metal mordant can give good fastness properties for cotton, wool and silk dyed fabrics. These are used as natural vegetable dye. The skin is inedible and it contains dyestuff called pelargonidin.

For effective and good dyeing, we use extracts of allium cepa skin. These skins are found in different colours depending on the variety of onions like red onion, yellow onion etc. These skins are easily available at our home as a waste from the kitchen. The skins are first separated according to their colour and then grinded into powder form. This powder form dye is mixed with different mordents because it gives good fastness and dark shades of colour on cotton, silk and wool fabrics. The dye has very good potential of uptake, adherence   to the fabric and has good wash and light fastness.

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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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