2. International Congress on Wool and Luxury Fibres-ICONWOOLF 2022, Tekirdağ, Turkey, 20 May 2022
This study is focused on the naturally functionalization of a traditional woven fabric called as “Ehram”. Ehram is wool based woven fabric constituted from wool yarns that are originally colored and used in different cities of Eastern Anatolian Region, Turkey. Because these fabrics were originally colored (pigmented), the study is aimed to functionalize them with minimal color changes in its original color. For this aim; lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) which is also a natural source of pleasant odor was used in finishing of Ehram. The color changes by the application of the lavender on Ehram and the benefits come out from the use of lavender were then analyzed and presented in the study. In this respect, antibacterial activities of dyed samples were tested within the scope of the study. It was observed that lavender with copper based mordanting agent can present antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in Ehram.