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  • Writer's pictureClare Roberts

Exploring a UK dye house.

More and more UK brands, from established names and start-ups, are using dye effects to customise their T shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and joggers. The effects available are endless and can be applied to existing blank garments. 

Dye applications include tie-dye- which can be done in one colour or multiple to create rainbow effects. Acid wash and vintage wash effects create vintage feels to brand-new garments from brands such as Gildan and Fruit of the Loom. More special effects include dip dye, bleach splatters and marble effects. All of these fashion-forward dye techniques are done by hand. 

Another favourite is heat-reactive dyes which change colour when the wearer gets hotter, revealing the base colour of the garment. This retro effect is similar to Global Hypercolour T shirts which were popular in the 90s. 

A simple over dye using eco-friendly pigment dyes are perfect to create a totally new colourway for your brand or tour merchandise. This is simply applying a single colour dye to the garment- perfect if you wanted to use organic cotton blank T shirts which can have a limited colour availability. 

All of the dyes are non-reactive dyes, meaning they are safe to be used in the UK, and do not harm any water systems, or need purifying treatments to neutralise potential harmful chemicals. 

Garments can be decorated using screen print, DTG or embroidery after they have been dyed or washed. All of these high-end techniques can be done in-house in our Leiecester based premises, meaning your project can be managed from one location. 

Our factories have Fast Forward and SEDEX certifications; this ensures all environmental and ethical standards are audited and confirmed to be of high standards.

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