Fabrics were prepared by plain weaving with the blended yarns made of sulphonated jute fibre in different combination with cotton, rayon, acrylic, polyester and silk waste. It has been observed that the blending of the sulphonated jute fibre with cotton or any other flexible fibre improved the draping properties of the fabrics made there from and that these fabrics in actual use have gracious look and firmness almost to the same extent of those draping properties of the cotton fabrics. The dye ability of this blended fabrics was studied using a basic dye (Rhodamine-B red) and reactive dye (Procion-M red). The dye absorption of jute increases from 68 to 88% as it was sulphonated and the sulphonated jute blended fabrics took up almost the same of amount of dyes which was around 70% from both dye-bath, indicating that the accessibility of blended fabric samples to the dye molecules was practically the same. The colour shades on different fabric sample were almost similar in compare with dyed cotton fabrics. The colour fastness of the blended fabrics were also closed to the cotton fabrics.
M.N. Islam, Mohammad Ali , M. Kamal Uddin , Khalil Ahmed and A.M. Sarwaruddin Chowdhury , 2006. Studies on the Dyeing Properties of Fabrics from Sulphonated Jute Fibres with Other Fibres. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 1219-1224.