How to tie dye ? or is tie dye in fashion again? Of course, just looking at the latest fashion shows we notice that this technique is back, now is the main character of the fashion system. In the last couple of years, Luxuryleather and Cristiano Burani introduced various tie dye leather collections at Milano fashion week, achieving excellent results.
I ‘d like to describe our leather refinishing about this theme, indeed we mostly use two different processes but both handmade :
- a tie dye skin by skin thanks to the dipping method, a traditional version
- or a tie dye on finished garment or accessory treatment, the Luxuryleather version.
I am introducing two aspects that seem the same but they have multiple differences, let s analyze one by one and discover what is the best solution for your leather collection in our factory.
How to tie dye? skin by skin.
The first step is preparing chemicals products and above all colour solution in an empty tank. Once than tank is ready we can dip our single skin several times in the solution checking carefully that dye seeps in the skin, a skin that is in crust condition.
In other words, skin is not finished but semi-worked so ready to be reworked to get the final aspect we are looking for. Please watch our video, HOW TO TIE DYE ? where you can understand well what i am talking about.
After various dipping, the skin begins to have a special effect of shaded drawings which guarantee a particular effect of three-dimensional shapes. In conclusion, we will get some unique leathers made by hand which are different from one another for tonality, aspect and look.
As you can see in these pictures, bags or leather clothing made in our factory through tie-dye dipping are very special, unique in the world.
Tie dye technique : finished product treatment.
Let’s analyze tie dye technique on a finished product treatment, in fact, we offer to our customers, a different and customized version. In this case, we work with a product (bag, clothing, accessory) that is ready, indeed is complete, stitched and manufactured, there is only one thing left, final control.
What we do is to respray a chemical solution made by waxy aniline or silicon on finished product giving him a different look more vintage, more older, more sporty.
To get this special effect we are using a spray gun that allows us to standardize the look. Really, making multiple steps we have the chance to achieve the result occurs. In conclusion spraying by hands, we are able to define the final effect of our bag or clothing.
In the last five years, Luxuryleather made multiple leather products using a different process of tie dye cause this technique is very requested by our customers, above all European customer. Most interesting is that this whole process is handmade so we need time patience and above all maximum attention, otherwise we risk to damage the product.
Luxuryleather offers different solutions :
- a customization product
- handmade spraying
- basic tie dye, the famous Shibori
- a special refinishing, finished garment treatment
- handmade finishing touches.
We are very happy to provide you with the latest information.