Dyes To Use On Cotton, Rayon, Linen, Hemp, etc.

Dyes To Use On Cotton, Rayon, Linen, Hemp, etc. (fabrics of plant origin - cellulose)

Pros: Best dye for cotton, rayons, linens, hemp and other plant based fibers. Best dye for Tie-Dye and Batik because used in lower temperatures. Vibrant wash fast permanent colors. Easy to use. Does not need hot water. Safe for clothing for infants and chemically sensitive people, once properly washed. Economical!
Cons: With silks and wools, colors are still vibrant, but shift. Need to use with the proper chemicals. Soda Ash used in many techniques is hard on silk and wool. Does not work on synthetics.

Pros: Quick, easy, economical for small dye jobs, don't have to buy extra chemicals, don't have to handle powders, behaves like Deka L, additional 8 colors for Polyester and nylon! Results are even and not streaky.
Cons: Needs hot water, less brilliant and long lasting, may fade more than "professional" dyes, less color selection.

Pros: Fast, easy, inexpensive way to dye large quantities of cotton, linen, rayon clothing, towels, rags, etc.
Cons: Results are not as bright, long lasting or washfast as Procion

Pros: Historically fascinating to use dyes that have been in use for 100s to 1000s of years!

Cons: Fabrics or fibers have to be treated in a mordant before dyeing. Some of the metallic salts used to "mordant" (prepare for dyeing) the fabrics before dyeing are fairly toxic. We don't carry the worst ones. Do not form permanent bonds like Fiber Reactive synthetic dyes do, so can crock and/or fade.

Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.

Pro's: Simple for children, no mixing of dyes and chemicals; fast results
Con's: Needs to be simmered on a stove by an adult. Colors not as vibrant as traditional Tie-Dye - much more white areas.

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About Tiered Discount Levels

You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts. Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.

Example; adding 4 each of 3 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.

Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves. If you have any questions at all please contact us toll free at 800-542-5227 (no buttons, just humans).

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