Effects Of Chemical Dyes

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The textile industries have been around for many years. Starting early as the 1400s till now textile production was second only to agriculture in economic importance. The textile industry is mainly concerned with the design and production of yarn, clothing, and their distribution to many buyers. When it comes to designs and colors that’s when fabric dying comes in handy. According to Juliette donatelli in the article “The history of fabric dye”, almost 90% of clothing is dyed synthetically with harmful chemicals. chemical dyeing can cause traumatic effects to the environment and can harm workers if not sustained. In this research report I am going to explain how dying fabrication is harmful to the earth, it’s resources, people, and I will give solutions to make fabric dying better.

Effects On the Environment
The existing dying process is very toxic and unsafe. The dying technique used in this industry is a threatening pollutant. These pollutants are releasing
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Cotton, silk, wool and linen will take the dye best due to them being a natural absorber.
Step Two: choosing a natural plant. Underneath are plants and fruits that will give off vibrant colors.
For my on experiment I decided to make a pink dye so for the ingredients you can use berries, cranberries, cherry’s, pink roses, avocado seeds, and avocado seeds.
Step Three: Prepare your fabric. Before you start the dyeing process. First, wash the fabric. Don’t dry it though it needs to be wet. Then prepare your fixative This is to help the fabric take up the dye more easily. For berries you’ll want to use salt and for any other plant material, you’ll want to use vinegar. Underneath are the measurements:
¥ Salt: dissolve ½ cup salt in 8 cups cold water
¥ Vinegar: blend 1-part white vinegar to 4 parts cold water

Step Four: Place your damp fabric in the fixative solution for an hour. Rinse with cool water when done. Then, it’s time to dye the

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