Making Dye

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Cottage-scale industry makes very concentrated dye baths because they mix their washing right in there so the silk yarn does not absorb as much dye through the solution.  This is cheaper and better for them, but produces darker wastewater which has a larger impact on the environment.  Since I am working at a medium-scale industry we have to reproduce the dye bath.  Here is Babu measuring out the dye, Narasimhamurty cutting the soap, and Narayanaswamy dissolving the soda– all to be mixed together in 50 liters of water– I’ve also tried 100 liters and it seems to work the same.

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