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  • What fabric material do we use?
    Reactive dyes work on all natural fabrics from cotton, linen, viscose, rayon, silk and wool. The T shirts used are made of 100% cotton that is ring spun, preshrunk and softner finished.
  • Why do we use fiber reactive synthetic dyes and not natural dyes?
    We use cold reactive dyes that are versatile for all kinds of natural fabric. They do not need heat in the fixation process and are required in very less amounts with respect to the weight of fabric to be dyed. They are certified as eco-friendly low impact dyes by international textile standards like the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and OEKO-TEX. These dyes can be mixed together resuliting in vibrant shades that are color fast. Natural dyes on the other hand are amazing but they are required in amounts equal to the weight of fabric to be dyed. They have to be boiled for hours to achieve the desired shade. Although the dyes are made of natural pigments, they need chemical mordants and heavy metals for fixation. Naturally dyed products fade sooner than those dyed with fiber reactive dyes. Also, the process of color making depends upon the natural source, thus making the process ambigious and limiting the number of shades.
  • How much time does it take to make a custom designed hand-dyed product?
    The designing, tying and dyeing process takes 5-6 hrs, depending upon the intricacy of the design. Once dyed, the product is cured for dye fixation for 24-48 hours. We generally make similar concept designs in a batch of 3-5 products.
  • What is the lead time of a product from order entry to delivery?
    We can ship the custom designed product anywhere in India within 7-14 days depending on the proximity of the delivery address to be shipped.
  • How can you care for your personalized product?
    Wash your garment in cold water. Hand-wash separately for the first 3-4 times, there may be some color bleeding; since the products are not industrially finished using harsh chemicals. Machine wash at 40 degrees cycle after 3 washes. Wash only when needed, hence saving water. Do not use hot water or bleach. Do not soak the garment in water for more than 15 mins.
  • What are the unique selling points of Shly Dyes?
    -Exclusice one-of-a-kind handcrafted products. -An option to customize and personalize your own product with us. -Eco-friendly and sustainable -Knowledge of who made your products and how. -An option to up-cycle your used product, re-design & re-color them with a fresh perspective.
  • How can you up-cycle an old & used product?
    Schedule a call or write into us at We'll first understand your requirement, then arrange a pick up from your doorstep, re-design & re-color the garment and send it back to you.
  • How can you enroll yourself and your friends for a tie-dyeing workshop/ training session?
    Schedule a call or write into us at Depending upon the number of craft entusiasts we wouldl arrange a venue with the required raw materials and have a fun filled interactive session on how you can easily color your garments.

"An idea of making a regular clothing article unique and memorable, through artistic expression and color play."

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