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Natural Dyed Crawling Path

October 12, 2020

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The use of synthetic dyes in the textile industry can be harmful to the environment, especially those with chemical structure that is difficult to degrade. Therefore, this study aims to explore the possibilities of using natural mordant (bio mordant) for producing dyes that can be environment-friendly.

Using aqueous method to extract the color and 3 methods for mordating, which is pre, simultaneous and post. The materials used in this exploration includes hemp, calico, and various types of cotton, with the natural dye sources coming from avocado skin and pit, dragon fruit skin, mangosteen skin, red cabbage, turmeric, onion skin, spinach, suji leaves, butterfly pea flower and mulberries.

Based on the characteristics of natural dye produced, one suitable product is soft toy for babies, with diverse, soft and soothing color.

In conclusion, natural dyes are assessed to have a fairly good potential in providing environment-friendly alternative. For more detailed research on this, click here.

This product is made by Casey Gunawan, one of UPH’s Product Design student.