Anatolian Acorn Oak’s Economic Potential in the Application to the Textile and Leather Industries

Muge Burcu Ozdemir , Recep Karadag

2023 / Volume 6 / Pages 320-332
Received 04 April 2023; Accepted 21 July 2023; Published 25 July 2023

The Anatolian acorn (Quercus ithaburensis Decne) is a promising resource for a variety of industries in Turkey and the world. It has the potential to serve as a bio-mordant, natural dye for textiles and leather, providing an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic dyes and reducing dependence on chemicals and petrochemicals. The commercial viability of the acorn and its export potential make it a valuable resource for supporting regional trade and boosting the local economy, with the potential to create new job opportunities. In addition, the acorn has a unique colour range, fastness, and antimicrobial properties, making it a desirable choice for manufacturers looking for a sustainable alternative. Overall, the Anatolian acorn holds great potential as a natural dye and a valuable resource for supporting regional trade and sustainability goals. The development and commercialization of this resource could play a significant role in the future of sustainable development in Turkey and the world.

Anatolian acorn, economic potential, bio-mordant, natural dye, textile, leather, sustainability