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Quberacho Natural Dyes

Quberacho Natural Dyes

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Quebracho is a hardwood tree indigenous to South America. Their notoriously dense wood earned them a name derived from the spanish phrase, “quebrar hacha” which means “axe breaker”. It is the source of the worlds most stable polyphenol. These polyphenols are what makes quebracho of interest of medicine. Its extracts naturally contains tannins, a water soluble polyphenol. Quebracho is a proanthocyanidin within the class of tannin, making it an extremely powerful antioxidant. They have many medicinal properties such as antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Quebracho is suitable for dyeing cellulose fibres and also performs well on silk and wool, and yields a lovely pinkish peach to brown rose colour. On wool brighter shade can be obtained using the Alum mordant.
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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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