Open Access Research Article

Analysis of Physical & Chemical Properties of Cotton- Jute Blended Denim After a Sustainable (Industrial Stone Enzyme) Wash

Sazid Elahi1, Md. Dulal Hosen2*, Mazedul Islam1, Zayedul Hasan2, Md. Mazharul Helal3 and Md Saitham Al Sagir Rakin4

1Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textile, Bangladesh

2Department of Textile Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh

3Department of Textile Engineering, Green University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

4Textile Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT), Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 28, 2019;  Published Date: July 09, 2019


Washing is one of the most important finishing treatments applied on apparels that have great usage to create special outlooks and improving the fashion. Technologically denim washing is the most important fashion element for clothing industry. The aim of this paper is to determine the effects of industrial stone enzyme wash on cotton-jute blended denim fabric. For this investigation, blended denim (75% cotton & 25% jute of total weight of fabric with twill 3/1 weave construction) leg panels were chosen. The selected denim fabric has been processed by stone enzyme wash, in order to evaluate the washing effects on denim leg panel, changes of fabric specification (ends/inch, picks/inch), fabric tensile strength, GSM, shrinkage, color fastness and rubbing test results has been determined after enzyme wash. Then pH is measured, and SEM test done to check the microscopic changes on the fabric surface.

Keywords: Denim fabric; Stone Enzyme Wash; Cotton-Jute blend; Bleach wash; Sustainable Wash

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