IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 6, June 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Smitarani Saikia,Dr. Binita Baishya kalita, Dr.Satvinder Kaur
Blending different types of fibres is a widely practiced means of enhancing the performance and the aesthetic qualities of a fabric. Blended yarns from natural and man-made fibres have the particular advantage of successfully combining the good properties of both fibre components, such as comfort of wear with easy care properties. These advantages also permit an increased variety of products to be made, and yield a stronger marketing advantage. Fiber blending can achieve quality products that cannot be realized using one fiber type alone, and it can also reduce the cost by substituting a less expensive fiber for a more costly one. So, the study was conducted to blend silk and regenerated bamboo to produce value added products with the objectives -To blend Bamboo fibre with silk, to construct fabric of plain weave using blended yarn and to produce value added products from the woven fabrics. The bamboo and silk fibre was blend in carding and drawing stage and yarn were produced in three different ratios 20:80, 50:50 and 80:20.These yarns were further weaved in plain weave and the functional properties of the fabrics produced were evaluated .It was found that the woven blended bamboo mulberry fabrics can successfully use for producing value added products.