Dzukou, has recently been selected for funding in the German Government’s NEEDP program. The program will provide funding for Dzukou to conduct research and development with silk artisans in India. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work towards our social goals while experimenting with plant-based silks. One material we highly focus on is Eri Silk, read more about it in our in depth blog.
The silk industry in Assam has been significantly impacted by climate change, with decreasing vegetation leading to a decrease in the population of silkworms. This has affected around 300,000 silk weavers in the region. Dzukou aims to address this challenge by exploring the infusion of plant-based silks into traditional silks to create unique material experiences. We hopes that this will not only help to stabilize the fragile supply chain but also create premium products that will benefit both the artisans and the environment.
What sets Dzukou apart is our dedication to social and environmental responsibility. Although it’s not often that startups apply for funding solely for research and development, Dzukou is passionate about creating a positive impact in the communities. We are excited to put on our lab coats and work alongside silk artisans to create products that address social and environmental challenges.
The German Government’s NEEDP program is an excellent opportunity for us to realize our vision. The program’s support will allow us to conduct our research and development with silk artisans in India, which will not only benefit the artisans but also have a positive impact on the environment. Dzukou is grateful to the program for supporting the vision and looks forward to the work ahead.
In conclusion, Dzukou’s selection for funding in the German Government’s NEEDP program is an exciting development for us. With a focus on creating social and environmental impact, we aims to explore the infusion of plant-based silks into traditional silks. This will not only create unique material experiences but also potentially stabilize the fragile supply chain.
For more information about the program click here.