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Natural Malagasy Plant Dyes

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With the Natural Malagasy Plants Dyes the international project team with researchers from the University of Antananarivo and from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences supported by Flexknit as project partner intends to develop a sustainable dyeing processes which is based on the sustainable use of Madagascar’s rich biodiversity. The projects team complements each other very well with knowledge about Malagasy dye plants, knowledge about the development of local natural dyeing processes and experience in industrial textile dyeing in Madagascar. The dye plants will be selected according a multi-criteria approach to preserve genetic resources and value traditional knowledge while sharing benefits fair and equitably and supporting industrial textile production in Madagascar with a local supply chain.