Fabrics to Tie Dye For


One of my favorite pastimes is spending time on design blogs, online textile archives, and fashion websites.  I love to be introduced to innovative design work and exciting new trends.  Lately, one trend that has been popping up all over the place is tie dye.  And, to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I mean, I’m all for the 60’s; the music, the peace loving attitude, the fashion….well, at least for the most part in terms of fashion.  The old throw back of  wild, multi-color tie dye is not exactly my favorite trend but the new, subtle, almost muted version is kinda cool.  It’s popping up everywhere from fashion to beauty products to home interiors.

Trends, by definition, don’t  last very long, and in this case, maybe that’s alright.  But, in the mean time, I’m curious. Are any of the fashion or interior designers out there utilizing this cult favorite?  How are you implementing it into your work?  In tids and bits or head to toe technique?

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

  1. Tristan King

    Hello Nicole,

    🙂 in response to your article I find that tye dye allows for a carefree look. Some outfits today are always perfect. Applying tye dye to a piece allows it to have that care free its okay that the colors smudge look to it.


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