Tie-Dye, From Stylish to Traditional
Tie-dye is a trend that has exploded in popularity since it was introduced by Marjorie Priceman of New York City in 1988. After having created a few of her own designs, it became important for her to create a way to sell them in stores, as well as on the internet. Her answer was to start her own company, Marjorie Priceman, Inc., and in 1993, the first ever tie-dye company opened in New York.
Tie-dye, one of the first “sexy” fashions, has become a staple on the fashion scene because of its easy accessibility, its versatility, and the fact that it works just about with almost every type of dress or outfit. Today, it is a major trend in fashion that is enjoyed by both men and women, and it continues to keep the trend in the forefront.
Tie-dye is a combination of dyeing and knotting, using a special, hand-dyed fabric that has a slightly different texture to that of the standard cotton. The effect is that of a solid, heavy, “honeycomb” pattern, with an added layer of texture in the form of the raised knots. The knots are a trademark of the tie-dye company, being a symbol of how the designer has tied together the various pieces of the pattern.
Many companies manufacture the tie-dye fabric. In fact, the first company was started by Marjorie Priceman for her own use, and others have since followed in that tradition. The tie-dye fabric is sold in stores by Marjorie Priceman, Inc., which is based in New York City. The company manufactures and distributes the tie-dye, and offers a line of patterns, as well as a host of tie-dye t-shirts and other accessories.
There are a number of tie-dye patterns, and not all are created equally well. Some examples of the design are the rainbow, star, heart, and moon patterns, as well as the tie-dye flower. The color and pattern in which the tie-dye is produced also varies.