4th International Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences (ICENS), Kiev, Ukraine, 02 May 2018
The nature has been polluted to an extreme extent by people for almost the last 50 years. To prevent this pollution not only the scientific world but also many organizations are involved in various activities. In this study, information was given about the textile applications that can be done in order to protect the environment. For this aim a natural dye source, barberry shrub branches (Berberis vulgaris) were investigated. Four different metal salts; iron (II) sulfate, copper (II) sulfate, alum and tin (II) chloride, were used to make the dyeing more efficient. At the same time, the fabrics were dyed without any metal salts too. All the dyeing applications were carried out for one hour at boiling temperature. The color efficiencies (K/S) and CIE L*a*b* results of the naturally dyed samples were determined and in addition to this, dyed woolen fabrics were tested in terms of fastness properties too. Consequently, it has been seen that satisfactory colors and fastnesses can be obtained by dyeing the woolen fabrics with barberry shrub branches.