A critical review on sustainable enzymatic treatment for denim garments
This project aims with sustainable washing for denim garments by enzymatic treatment. Denim washing is the vital part of finishing process to provide aged look and comfort by reducing the stiffness of garments. It is found that a garments construction is affected largely by washing especially GSM, on the other hand, physical properties in terms of tearing strength. The main objects of washing are to remove size materials to remove starch presents in fabric for soft feeling to wear the garments. The effect of Enzyme is decrease the fabric strength and increases the color fastness and rubbing fastness. A Denim Fabric of twill 2/1 construction was selected for this experiment. Then the Desizing process and then Enzyme wash process was done. Then some Physical and Mechanical tests were taken to compare the differences between the fabric properties before and after Enzyme wash. After Desizing and Enzyme wash. We got GSM, tear strength and Color Rating of the fabric. The tear strength of the fabric are decreased and increased the GSM by increasing time & temperature.