History of Tie-Dye
Tie-Dye is the name given in the sixties to a series of dyeing techniques and processes. These consist of folding, knotting or twisting a garment in different ways before dyeing it to generate lines and patterns. The hippie movement was responsible for making them famous as an icon of their clothing, which took inspiration from African dyeing and psychedelic culture.
However, dyeing techniques emerged long before the 1960s. One of the oldest forms of tie-dye is Bandhani, originally from India. In Japan, garment dyeing can be traced back to the Asuka and Nara periods (552 to 794). Shibori, a special Japanese dyeing technique, dates back to at least the 8th century. The colors were obtained with natural dyes from plants, fruits, roots or insects, which were boiled in water to fix the color. Local dyeing techniques exist in many other Asian countries, as well as in Africa.
Our new collection of children's t-shirts uses these techniques to achieve colorful and kaleidoscopic results, reminiscent of the 60s. It will be available during the following week.