dyed stripes, Checks and filfil look fabrics occupy a major portion of the
formal wear fabric sector. The preferred blend is 100% cotton. Although these
fabrics have a great look, the manufacturing process have to be very lengthy
and costly which ultimately leads to higher lead-time & send these fabrics
to premium market ends. In the current competitive market scenario where the
lead time are squeezing and the consumer demands cost effective fabric with better
USP. The current market driving factor is comfortable fabric with comfortable price
range. The continual price rise in cotton again poses a greater challenge to
an effort to ease the current scenario, we at TRADC have come out with a
concept of producing the aforesaid styles through piece dyeing route with a combination
of cotton yarn with regenerated cellulosic based yarns like Viscose, Modal or
TRADC, we have conducted small scale trials to explore the fancy yarn dyed look
self pattern design with fabric dyeing route on fabrics made from Cotton &
Cellulose based yarns like Viscose or Excel.
shows that regenerated cellulosic fibers have more dye pick up compared to
cotton. They produce brighter shades than cotton in same dye bath conditions.
This is due to change in the fiber morphology. This differential dye pick up
property between Cotton & regenerated cellulose fibers, can be used to
create design effects of stripe/checks and fancy pattern look in the fabric through
piece dyeing route which are generally created through yarn dyed route by mere
play with the yarn combination in the fabric design pattern.
100% cotton processing, additional cost is incurred for achieving the desired
whiteness values prior to dyeing by bleaching. As whiteness values of the
viscose, Modal & Excel fibers are higher compared to that of cotton
(Table-1), this step can be omitted and the lower whiteness of cotton can be
used to get the effects with lower cost.
Value of different fibers