The Tie-Dye Short Sleeve (Youth X-Large)

The Tie-Dye Short Sleeve (Youth X-Large)

Van Dam & Co.
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Created by Civil Alchemy’s own Ian VanDam, under the name VanDam & Company. Shirts are hand-dyed using botanicals such as Indigo, Turmeric, Safflower, Madder Root, Spirulina, Black Walnut and others. The process of hand-dyeing these shirts is labor intensive and includes multiple steps of conditioning the fabric to bind with the dyes. Ian also uses a variety of dyeing methods to create different designs including dip dyeing, tie-dyeing and shibori style.

Material: Heavy Weight Cotton

Size Dimensions:

Chest Width: 19”

Shirt Length: 25”

Sleeve Opening:  6”

Care Instructions:

Wash sparingly — The best way to care for your shirt is to minimize its washings. Obviously all shirts need to be washed, so below are instructions on doing that.

Wash with Care — The next few times you wash your tie-dyed shirts, you may want to wash them separately just in case any of the color continues to bleed. Turn your shirt inside out prior to putting it in the washer. This can help reduce the amount of fading on the outside of the shirt. Wash using cold water as this helps prevent dyes from bleeding and be sure to use a gentle detergent that is formulated to work in cold water.

Wash On the Gentle Cycle — Avoid washing your tie-dyed shirt with heavy items like jeans. Heavy items can cause friction in the wash which can make other fabrics fade. Consider using short or gentle wash cycles to minimize friction.

Don’t Give it the Chance to Bleed — Don’t leave your wet shirts in the washing machine for too long after the cycle has completed. This can give colors time to bleed out. When possible, dry on a clothesline indoors or in the shade since sunlight fades bright colors. Laying them flat to dry works, too. Avoid drying in the dryer after the first washing, if possible.