The growing awareness of environmental
issues and damage has generated renewed interest in the
use of eco-friendly natural dyes for natural fibres such as
cotton. With that in mind, the dyeing of cotton fabrics
with Syzygium cordatum natural dye using two organic
electrolytes as mordants was investigated. Dyeing was
carried out by either pre-mordanting, post mordanting or
simultaneous mordanting. A reddish brown colour was
obtained from the plant and it showed good
colourfastness to washing rubbing and perspiration.
Keywords : Natural dyes, Syzygium cordatum, Colourfastness.