Marching to the ever-evolving trends in the fashion industry, the blending of fibers has become imperative to foster innovation. This study focuses on the development of Eri silk-jute blended yarn, aiming to diversify the utilization of Eri silk. The chemical analysis of the fibers yielded moisture content of 12.00%, ash content of 1.50%, lignin content of 13.31%, cellulose content of 65.35%, and hemicellulose content of 21.91%. Infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy were employed to evaluate the mechanical properties of both retted and treated fibers.
Blending of Eri fiber and jute fiber was conducted in three different proportions: EJ 25:75, EJ 50:50, and EJ 75:25. The resulting yarns underwent comprehensive physical property testing, and performance comparisons were made across various blend ratios. The study's findings demonstrate the successful blending of Eri fiber with jute fiber, resulting in blended yarns that exhibit properties conducive to fabric construction, thereby enhancing overall yarn quality. This research opens doors to innovative possibilities in textile production while aligning with the dynamic landscape of fashion.