Notes About Dyeing Safety & the Environment

Another Earth Day has passed, and spring always brings hope. Now more than ever, it is important to consider how you can make a positive difference to our planet.  It's as easy as transforming clothes, accessories or linens with a brand new colour.  You can get bright cheerful dye colours and still be green, since Tintex is a non-toxic fabric dye. You may be familiar with some of the harsher options available, but it's important that our dye continues to be the environmentally kinder, easy way to create a rainbow of colours.  

For generations, Tintex has helped you create at home. After dyeing, you can reduce possible colour bleeding by washing the fabric separately (or with similar colours). Our dyes are the gentler way to add colour to: cotton, linen, silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, wool, spandex & viscose.

All-purpose dyes aren't only for fabric and can also be used on paper, wood, feathers and more. Get creative and add character to home décor and crafts. Have peace of mind knowing that Tintex is safe for septic systems. While our dye may be the kinder choice, it's ideal to always protect your work area and use rubber/plastic gloves avoid staining hands. Tintex is not food grade, so don’t consume dye and make sure to supervise children.  Get more answers to FAQ about fabric dye.

Easy Green Dyeing Tips

Dyeing fabric at home is a great way to update clothes, accessories, blankets, sheets, curtains and more.  You can use dye to change the colour of items that you already have or reduce & reuse by updating vintage or thrifty finds.

  1. Dye more & save more: dye more than 1 item at a time or add small dyeable items to an existing dye bath
  2. Hand dyeing: you can easily control the water used by hand dyeing small or delicate items
  3. Hot water: for smaller amounts of hot water, heat water in the microwave or kettle 
  4. Re-dye items: by over dyeing or lightening the colour with Colour Remover you can have many looks from one garment
  5. Save dye: use leftover dye for another project, save in glass container and reheat when ready to use.  

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