What materials/textiles will be able to be dyed?
- Only natural fibres will dye, such as; cotton, denim, natural viscose, Tencel, linen, flax, hemp, bamboo and bark.
- Although wool is a natural fibre, we, unfortunately, do not dye this material.
- With fibre mixes such as polycotton or polyester cotton, only the cotton or natural fibre component will absorb the dye, therefore, if garments consist of 60% cotton and 40% polyester, only 60% of the fibres will absorb the dye.
- The same then applies to stitching – even on denim. If the stitching was done with a polycotton or polyester thread, it will partly absorb dye or none at all and may remain the original colour.
- The basic colours (as expected) are Black, Navy, Bottle Green, and Brown.
- Other colours that are not those are generally not strong enough and will not cover flaws or stains.
- It is also important to remember the following;
- White is not a colour and cannot be dyed.
- Black garments cannot be dyed. Navy or any other colour expect to be dyed black again.
- Colour matching is not performed. (The same colour cannot be dyed because it will always be darker).