Tie-Dye Sarongs

Tie dye has made a surprising comeback, thanks to its endorsement by Hollywood celebs. The process of tie-dye is a complex mixture of folding, pleating, or crumpling a fabric and then tying it up with rubber bands or cotton thread. This is then dyed in the colors of choice. Before applying the dye, a substance called a resist can be applied to the garment to completely or partially prevent the dye from coloring the entire fabric. 

This leads to the certain parts of the fabric to not getting fully colored. The result may be a random design for an amateur. But experienced tie dye artists may create highly sophisticated tie-dye styles and patterns and use a more complicated design and dye process. For example an initial application of dye can be used before the resist, followed by other dye and resist steps, or using stencils to give new designs and more.

The Application Process

Wholesale tie-dye sarongs made of good fabrics are well-suited for the process of resisting and applying color. Ideally, the fabric should be absorbent, and this is checked by pouring a drop of water on the fabric. How quickly the water absorbs determines the absorbency of the fabric. The area that is to be kept undyed should be knotted or tied tightly, and often rubber bands are used to avoid any leakage.

During the dyeing process one should use safety equipment like gloves, mask, and eye protection. It is also important to ensure proper ventilation and minimize direct fumes.

Best Fabric to Tie-Dye

Cotton and silk are good fabrics for this process due to their absorbency and thread count. Rayon dyes beautifully, but must be handled more gently during the process, especially when wet. Tie-dye can involve a lot of wringing and twisting so it is necessary to keep in mind which fabric you are using and handle the fabric accordingly..

Standard tie-dye does not work very well on synthetics. A fabric with more polyester will take on very little color. Also, a polyester thread used on tie-dye apparel may stand out since the thread will not take on the color when dyed.

Wholesale tie-dye Sarongs

Since sarongs are a year-round fashion accessory for those in warm climates or vacationing near the beach, investing in some good quality sarongs is a good idea. Since tie-dye is typically an individual taste, it is highly recommended that you look for styles, colors, and designs that you would enjoy wearing. 

These sarongs come in different lengths too. One can opt for a long, ankle-length sarong that covers the legs or folds it and make it knee-length to be worn as a short skirt. Mid-thigh sarongs are also a chic beachwear option and work particularly well on hot days at the beach. Sarong size is something to consider when purchasing wholesale tie-dye sarongs.