- Will my tie dye wash out and fade?
- Will my t-shirt shrink?
- Will the colors in my tie dye bleed in the wash?
Will my tie dye wash out and fade?
Short answer: No. Long answer: Dyed and Company uses Fiber Reactive
Dyes in conjunction with a fixative which means that the colors you see
are bonded to the fibers in your shirt. If you keep your shirt for the
next twenty years, and we hope you do, you may see some normal wear as
the fibers in your shirt break down over the years but fading should be
Hint: wash ALL of your clothes in cold water and avoid machine drying when possible to preserve their lifespan.
Will my t-shirt shrink?
That depends. Dyed and Company uses preshrunk cotton (which usually still
shrinks) and pre-washes your shirt at least twice before you receive it. But in some cases, if you wash and dry your garment on high heat, it may shrink. This is particularly true of our hand dyed hoodies and sweatshirts so be sure to wash and dry according to the directions on the garment's tag.
Will the colors in my tie dye bleed?
garment dyed apparel is likely to bleed at least a bit over the first
few washings. Dark jeans leaving a blue hue on your whites? Yep, that
happens. Dyed and Company has washed, rinsed, and rewashed your shirt to
make sure bleeding is minimal so provided you sort your colors like
your mom told you, you should be good.
Hint: Do not wash tie dye (or anything else) with Grandma's white lace tablecloth.