For our Gum Drop Tie-Dye T-shirts, we use only Gildan t-shirts with Colortone’s label which is the largest tie-dye company in the country. Since the t-shirts are hand-tied, just the right amount of ink penetrates part of the fabric obtaining the Swirl pattern. The dye travels through the fibers, some with more moisture than others, therefore, producing different tones of the color. Also, we guarantee a high-quality item with a minimum release of dye (bleed) and minimum fading.
The loose-fitting style makes these comfortable for women and men. For instance, these are the ideal choice to travel, work, exercise, relax at home, or to do any activity during the day. Perfect as staff uniform, for school or sports teams and special events.
- Short-Sleeve t-shirts
- Size available are S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
- Crew Neck
- 100% Pre-shrunk Cotton 5.3 Oz
- Unisex, women, men
- Double White Needle Stitch
- No pockets
Hippie tie-dye has been available since the 1960s in the US and around the world. It came to represent a way to reject the regular fashion standards established in society. Moreover, it is a symbol of connection with the universe through its spectrum of colors.
If you think that tie-dye started during the 1960s, you would be mistaken; the process received the name of “Tie Dye” in 1909. It started as “resist dying” due to the efforts to prevent the dye from reaching all the fabric, thereby creating a pattern. There are many techniques and dyes to get different results. Using wax: the cloth receives a treatment with wax or some form of paste before dyeing it; mechanical: by tying, stitching, or clamping the fabric, using clothespins or rubber bands, for example, the Mardi Gras Tie-dye T-shirts; chemical: treatment using dyes that react with the fabric.
What we know today as tie-dye started as “Resist dyeing” in ancient times, in Eurasia and Africa. The first discoveries of wax dyeing were from Egypt in the fourth century. It was used for mummy wrappings and the dye was a mixture of blood and ashes.
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