Due to the reasons such as harms that chemical paints cause, environmental pollution, awareness of people on the environment, etc. new recyclable and eco-credential pursuits commenced and ecological textiles emerged. Ecological textile is the production of complete nature compatible and harmless products from the fiber form until it becomes a product. Ecological printing is a printing method which is performed to transfer the natural color and shapes of colorants that are used on surfaces such as fabric, leather, felt, etc. with materials which have colorant characteristics in nature. In ecological printing which is quite popular today and is used by many artists, fastness measurement of the products could not be performed. However, it is important for products to have high levels of fastness in ecological printing in order to increase their resistance against physical and chemical factors. The aim of the research is to determine the resistance levels of ecological printed products by determining the washing, friction and light fastness levels of printings that were obtained from the printing experiments which were conducted on cotton and silk fabrics with eucalyptus, daisy, and cherry plum and rose petal plants. In the research, survey model was used for gathering the information on ecological printing and experiment model was used in the ecological printing process. The population of the research comprised of plants that have colorant characteristic in Turkey. The sample is eucalyptus, daisy, cherry plum, rose petal and silk-cotton fabrics. Washing, friction and light fastness analyses were conducted on ecologically-printed cotton and silk fabrics. The fastness levels of ecological printings that were performed on cotton and silk fabrics were determined to be at a good level.
Keywords:Textile, Eko print, Fastness