Volume No. 13 Issue No.: 03 Page No.: 274-277 January-March 2019

 

DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE COTTON POLY BLENDED WOVEN FABRIC WITH ANTI PILLING FINISH

 

A. Jothi Manikandan and G. Ramesh*

Department of Textile Chemistry, S.S.M. College of Engineering, Komarapalayam, Tamilnadu (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 04, 2018

 

ABSTRACT

 

In this study, development of sustainable cotton poly blended woven fabric made from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste suitable for apparels with anti-pilling finish has been compared with regular non-sustainable fabrics. The need aroused to develop this recycled cotton poly blended fabric came to create a sustainable product by taking cotton-from garment cutting waste, rejected garments, used garments and Poly- from used PET bottles. The fabric made from this development was having some amount of pilling due to recycled yarns. To overcome the pilling of recycled cotton poly blended fabrics, anti-pilling agents to be applied in the bulk. This development study will provide the solution of sustainable fabrics which is commercially viable for apparel industry in terms of cost, lead time and fashion aspirations in coming days, reduce carbon footprints, reduce energy and water consumption, Lessened demand for dyes, create eco-friendly and sustainable textiles.

 

Keywords : Pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, Anti-pilling finish, Carbon foot prints, Energy, Water saving, Reduction in dye stuff

 

 

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