An evaluation of UV protection imparted by cotton fabrics dyed with natural colorants

@article{Sarkar2004AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of UV protection imparted by cotton fabrics dyed with natural colorants},
  author={Ajoy K. Sarkar},
  journal={BMC Dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={15 - 15}
}
BACKGROUND The ultraviolet properties of textiles dyed with synthetic dyes have been widely reported in literature. However, no study has investigated the ultraviolet properties of natural fabrics dyed with natural colorants. This study reports the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of cotton fabrics dyed with colorants of plant and insect origins. METHODS Three cotton fabrics were dyed with three natural colorants. Fabrics were characterized with respect to fabric construction, weight… CONTINUE READING