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Madder Extract | Rubia Tinctorum L.

Madder Extract | Rubia Tinctorum L.

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Themazi madder powder originates from the Aegean region of Turkey. Unlike in concentrated farming, our madder is grown and collected by local farmers in a number of different villages, each farmer harvesting the roots carefully to maintain the crop for future years. After careful checking, the roots are left to dry naturally and are washed and powdered by us here at Themazi.

Color effect: Madder extract produces a wide range of reds from orange-red, brick red, and blood red to fiery reds.

Madder- Rubia Tinctorum is a perennial plant with evergreen leaves and yellow flowers that is cultivated for its long roots from which the dye is made of. The plants should be at least three years old before their roots, containing the active compound, alizarin, are harvested. 


Madder extract produces a vibrant red color with an alum mordant. An aubergine purple can also be obtained from madder by using iron as a mordant and then applying an alkaline modifier. 

How to dye with madder extract?

A little amount of extract can dye a lot - use 5-10 % WOF. Dissolve the powder in a small amount of warm water and add to your dye pot. For best results use pre-mordanted fibers. Add fibers to the dye solution and simmer for 30-60 minutes depending on the shade you want. Leave to cool.

Extract vs Powder:

Why extracts? Firstly, a little goes a long way. All colorants are extracted from dyestuff in an environment-friendly way so it takes much less space and keeps all dyeing properties. When using extract you can use 5 to 10 times less than the original dye.

Buying madder extract in bulk:

Themazi manufactures madder extract in Turkey and you can purchase wholesale madder extract from us. The MOQ for wholesale madder extract is 50 kg. For wholesale inquiries and price offers please click here.


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