Assessment of Seam Properties of Ahimsa Silk Union Fabrics
Neelam Sharma1, Minakshi Jain2, Radha Kashyap3
1Neelam Sharma, Research Scholar, Department of Fashion and Textiles, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India.
2Dr. Minakshi Jain, Associate Professor, Govt. Girls College, Chomu, Jaipur, India.
3Dr. Radha Kashyap, Professor, Department Fashion and Textiles, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India.

Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 26, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 3059-3062 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7917118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7917.118419

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Abstract: Sustainable fashion is not merely a short term trend but it could last many seasons and for generations to survive on the earth. Silk fiber is the most beautiful natural fiber known as the “Queen of Textiles”. Ahimsa silk is a non-violent, eco-friendly and sustainable process of the production. Hand spun and hand woven cotton fabric is another model of sustainable fabrics. Therefore, union fabrics in different ratio viz. 33:67, 50:50 and 67:33 were prepared from cotton with Ahimsa (Eri) silk and Conventional (Muga and Tussar) silk yarns. Objective of the study was to assess sewability parameters of union fabrics. These fabrics were tested for their seam puckering, seam stiffness and seam thickness parameters. The results indicate that union fabrics produced by Ahimsa silk with cotton were compatible to the union fabrics produced by Conventional silk with cotton yarns in their sewability parameters, so these should be preferred for construction of various fashion garments and textile products.
Keywords: Ahimsa silk, Conventional Silk, Cotton, Sewability Parameters and Union Fabrics.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.