Behind the Tie-Dye Tide
Although currently linked with bright neon shades and bold hippy aesthetics, tie-dye originated long before the 1960's. In fact, it is one of the most ancient resist-dyeing techniques, which have been utilised by different cultures for over 6000 years.
The characteristic patterns of colour are obtained by folding, twisting or crumpling the fabric, and tying sections of it to inhibit the flow of the dye to some areas of the material. While, to a certain degree, artisans can predict the final look of the dyed fabric, the irregularity and uniqueness of pattern might be the real charm of tie dye.
At Thread Tales we made the conscious decision of only employing eco-dyes that are free of chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Mercury, Chlorine and Lead. Our tie-dye collection dyed and handwoven by local artisans in Nepal. Each piece is produced in limited edition and individually numbered.
We introduced tie dye for our Oceans collection. The free-flowing finish of this technique perfectly captured the ever-changing surface of the water, without trapping it in stillness. In deep blue and slate grey shades, tradition meets modernity for a timeless look.