All of our tie-dyes are made by hand by the dye masters at the Jammin On Rainbow Studio in Novato, CA. We take pride in using made in America white goods, where ever possible.
Each of our apprentice Dye Masters has been trained by one of the brothers,- Jay, PaulSimon, or BenJammin – in the Jammin On tie-dye tradition. The masters continue to perfect their own craft. Japanese artist, Takefumi Omori, has put a whole, new twist on the vintage Spiral design and the Masters learned from him, while introducing Omori-san to American production techniques.
Let’s take a peek inside the 5000 sq. ft Jammin On Rainbow Studio in Novato, CA to see how we make rainbows come to life.
White goods are first soaked for 24 hours in a solution that helps dye set. Then each piece is carefully folded and tied, by hand.
Then powdered dyes are mixed – to precise Jammin formulas – in bulk and then poured into ‘dripper’ bottles to allow for very precise color application.
Then the pieces are moved to the dyeing racks where the color is applied. Dye is applied to both sides to ensure full color penetration.
Once color is applied, each piece is placed in the curing room for 24 hours allowing the dye time to be fully absorbed into the fabric. After that, each piece is unfolded, and taken to the wash room for three cycles to remove any excess dye.
Jeremy and Takefumi checking on the results os a finished piece. New designs are tested on large, flat pieces of cloth. Only the best designs are added to our growing collection of One-of-a-Kind Tie Dye garments.