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Leather Dyeing with Plants Dyes: A Review

By: Shazia Pervaiz, Tahira Aziz Mughal, Filza Zafar Khan

Key Words: Carbon credit, Ecofriendly sources, European Union, Leather dyeing, Natural dye

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 9(1), 455-464, July 2016.


The paper reviewed the application of natural dyes on leather. The analysis of reviewed articles showed that different colours were obtained with the use of common and traditional mordants such as copper sulphate, ferrous sulphate and potash alum. From the results of earlier articles, it can be concluded that plant based dyes exhibited fair to good application on leather. Furthermore, the quality and durability of natural dyes in terms of colour fastness to light, washing, rubbing, and perspiration were also inferred from reviewed studies. This review article will help local dyers, researchers and leather merchants who seek information for leather dyeing using natural dyes. Furthermore, this study will also provide an insight regarding the available plant resources which can be used for the production of precious dyes.

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