A test method for evaluation of colourfastness of textiles to perfumes

Kavitha Krishnamoorthi (Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India)
Srinivasan Jagannathan (Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Publication date: 16 April 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a laboratory-based test method to evaluate colourfastness of silk fabrics when perfumes are applied on it.

Design/methodology/approach

Three different simple methods like simple spray method, rubbing and perspirometer were used. In simple spray method, standard quantity was sprayed from constant distance. In rubbing fastness tester, perfume sprayed fabric was subjected to rubbing. Similarly, perfume sprayed fabric was kept in perspirometer similar to perspiration fastness testing method. As a new method, perfume applied fabric was again treated with perspiration solution and colour change and staining were observed.

Findings

On comparing the different methods, it is suggested that method using fabric applied with both perfume and perspiration solution kept in perspirometer will simulate actual wearing condition and will give the actual effect of Perfume on fabric colour.

Originality/value

So far, no standard method is available. Hence, this test method will enable fabric manufacturers, perfume manufacturers and customers to be aware of effect of perfumes on fabric colour and aesthetics.

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Citation

Krishnamoorthi, K. and Jagannathan, S. (2018), "A test method for evaluation of colourfastness of textiles to perfumes", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 235-245. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-06-2017-0075

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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