Garment-dyed and reactive dyed apparel are two popular methods of dyeing garments, each with its unique characteristics and advantages.
Garment dye is a method of dyeing where the dye is applied after the garment has been cut and sewn. This process allows for a wide range of colors and effects, as the dye can penetrate the fabric in a unique fashion, resulting in a faded or vintage look. Garment-dyed apparel often exhibit a softer feel and a more relaxed, lived-in appearance.
Garments that use reactive dyes are colored before they are cut and sewn. Reactive dyes chemically bond with the fabric fibers, creating a strong and durable colorfastness. This method offers a broader color spectrum and precise color control. Reactive-dyed blanks tend to have vibrant, long-lasting colors that resist fading even after repeated washes.