Here you will find some useful informations about Tinalicious method
and dyeing process. What is Batik and Tie Dye? I have the answer for you!
Every single piece of clothing is tied together by hand.
I use only professional Procion MX Dyes. As a fiber-reactive dye, Procion MX forms a strong covalent bond with cellulosic fibers, making it the most permanent and washfast of all dyestuffs.
I mainly like to work with cotton. Natural fibers are the best for dying to get great vibrant color results.
After the dying process each of my products are machine washed to ensure all Procion MX Dyes are removed. Care instructions will be attached with every order.
The Origin of Tie Dye
Tie Dye was originally invented in the 1960's. Clothes were dyed as an expression of individuality and represented `Flower Power´ during the great movement of Peace and Love. Hippies considered Tie-Dye as an indispensable fashion statement and Tinalicious still values the same philosophy sixty years later. All You Need is Love!
What is Batik?
Batik comes originally from Indonesia. It is a dyeing process in which liquid wax is used.
The term batik is also often associated with tie dye. In our modern world, the two terms merge into each other.
I try to source as many of my supplies from local business as possible.
Material for Tie Dying
I only use bags which are made from recycled plastic, they are reusable and can be recycled. I reuse all my rubber bands till they break.
I use minimal packaging and recycle shipping boxes.
I choose carbon-neutral shipping with DHL.