Natural Dyes of Timor-Leste
To preserve the tradition of natural dyeing in Timor-Leste, we are starting in 2023 with research, experiment and production of fabric and yarn in local natural dyes.
In 2023 we focus on learning and hope that by 2024 we can call ourselves experts in natural dyes of Timor-Leste and can bring new products on the market, as well as provide more income generation for our target groups.
In 2022, with the support from Marketing Development Fund (MDF), we have done a feasibility study (click here for the full report) and concluded that there is a gap of knowledge and need to preserve the natural dye tradition in Timor-Leste.
The acknowledgement of Tais as national heritage by UNESCO confirms the importance of this local craft.