Ice Dyeing, Explained.

What is ice dyeing? 
Ice dyeing is a hands-on, environmentally safe dyeing process that creates unique, one-of-a-kind patterns every single time! Using the natural melting properties of ice, the melting ice and dye mix together to create a tie-dye effect.
Check out the steps below for a sneak peak into R&MW's ice dyeing process!

Step 1

After our kimono has been sewn, it is washed in a special bath with a chemical to open its fibers ready to take on the dye. It is then placed on rinsed and placed on the dye screen.

Step 2

Next we sprinkle the powered dye all over the fabric and place ice on top, sometimes we reverse the order to get a slightly different result. The ice then sits and melts for 24 hours so the dye seems into the fabric as much as possible.

Step 3

The fabric is then washed and hung to dry and bang! You have your one of kind ice dyed kimono!

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