Title : Lotus fibre : The new generation natural fibre
Sustainability issues in Textiles have paved way for exploration of many new fibers from renewable sources. Many researches are done to refine the extraction process, test and identify the hidden properties and to characterize the fiber for its unique property. By default, all the natural fibers are sustainable in every dimension of analysis. Each country has their traditional textiles made from ecofriendly materials. Lotus fabric of Cambodia has the same significance but is less popular compared to other natural fibers. It is the eco-friendliest fabric in the world and commonly referred as sacred fabric, which was once used only by the monks. This article explains the history of lotus fiber, separation of fiber, spinning, weaving, properties, popular brands, end uses and market share of lotus fabric which can be an eye-opener of how sustainability is meticulously planned which is the reason for good quality fabrics at slightly higher pricing. Awareness gained on lotus can be applied in exploration of few other natural resources and organic wastes for textiles.
- Audience will be able to get useful insights on the topic and get ideas to extend research in the area.
- Little research has been done in the area and therefore the presentation would help the audience to exploit the properties of the fibre and explore in different areas of applications.
- With regard to design, development of new products are possible.