At Athlicity, we love the tie dye process because like all of us, every piece is unique! Check our our tie dye leggings and sports bras and pick some up for National Tie Dye Day!
Tie-dye is a fabric dyeing technique that's been around for centuries in various parts of the world. Tie-dyeing has been traced back to Egypt, Japan, China, and India, including the T’ang Dynasty in China and the Nara Period in Japan. Dies were made from roots and berries, and flowers would be added for color.
In the United States, tie-dye became popular in the 1960s during the countercultural movement. It was heavily associated with the hippie movement and was seen as a symbol of peace, love, and individual expression. Tie-dye was often used to decorate clothing and was seen as a way to rebel against the mainstream fashion industry.
The tie-dye technique involves folding, twisting, and binding fabric before applying dye, creating unique patterns and designs. The dye is typically applied using a variety of methods, including dipping, spraying, and pouring. The dye is then allowed to set for a period of time, after which the fabric is rinsed and washed to remove excess dye.
At Athlicity, our tie dye process involves using similar color blends to create soft looking pieces without heavy contrast. This provides a unique design, without being too loud or over the top.