Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion type dye is the dye of choice for all cellulose fibers, like cotton, rayon, hemp, bamboo, Tencel, etc. They are even sometimes used for silk because they are so economical. This is the dye you've seen on tie-dyes on the street, at fairs, festivals and concerts - the colors are brilliant and permanent. They don't fade, even after repeated washings. Because they don't come off, they are even safe on infant clothing and clothing for chemically sensitive folks, once excess dye and chemicals are properly washed out. They are economical, and easy to use. Superior to supermarket dyes in every way! Buy in small quantities, or in bulk or in kits.
If you have never used these Professional dyes before, you need to know that certain chemicals are required (like Soda Ash Fixative) and others are recommended, for these dyes to work properly. Click the tabs below for complete description and instructions for the numerous techniques you can use these dyes for. Read the instructions for your chosen technique(s) to see what else you will need. Also it is good practice to use a dust mask when mixing dye powders and chemicals, as well as gloves.
Colors with * require 2X as much dye.
Colors with * * require 4X as much dye.
Colors marked (T) contain #25 Turquoise these colors:
1. Require more rinsing to remove the excess dye than do other colors.
2. Warmer tap water (up to 130°F) when vat dyeing, can yield deeper shades.
3. Using Glauber's salt instead of plain salt when vat dyeing can also improve results.