Author Master Craftsman : Sunil Vaid
Work & Passion: Reviving the fading art of Natural Dyes, Indigo & Tiedye. Brief Family History: Going back before India & Pakistan 1947 partition, my ancestor’s and family were engaged in natural dyeing, indigo dyeing , hand block printing & tiedye which was discontinued as they migrated to India leaving behind all craftwork infrastructure. To earn a living in a newly migrated place for survival without any resources , they had no other option than to look for and take other feasible jobs. As a child I used to constantly hear past stories from my father , which seemed very much interesting to me and I decided to learn such exclusive art from my grandparents. My grandparents were actually working in their spare time as a hobby, would tiedye our old clothing to new and was fascinated by the attained peculiar results. After my school education in the British summer capital of India known as Shimla which is situated in the Himalayas and further in New Delhi in the year 1976, I started a small cottage Industry to learn & tiedye at home to take up petty neighborhood tiedye jobs of changing their old clothing to new colours. A stunning interest developed within myself which generated a lot of enthusiasm and that after my Commerce graduation in 1979, I plunged into this business as a challenge to revive back and expose in this modern world our traditional fading art as achieved by my grandparents once upon a time, from time immemorial and to pass further to our future generations to come. We tried our best in past 45 years to improve our quality standards and updated ourselves as per new innovations and quality requirements laid by our international top branded customers. In this long journey our quality standards have been accepted by known worldwide top brands since 1988 where our tiedye products ( clothing & accessories) are all dyed with safe tested and approved dyes and we offer 60C machine wash colour fastnes on washing. It is no point naming worldwide brands we worked or are working as we assure you our prompt delivery to supply you the best tiedye merchandise produced in-house with quality and maintaining the secrecy of our tiedye and Indigo dyeing & printing. During this COVID-19 lockdown we have worked to produce our Tiedye, Indigo, Mudbatik , Batik and Hand block printed handmade masks in all sizes as Infants- Toddlers – Juniors- Unisex Adult S-M-L in 3/4 ply (layers) using Cotton, Rayon, Linen, Silk yarns as woven, knitted , hand knitted techniques to produce our collection. Apart from our tiedye clothing and mask collection we have started producing ‘Blank clothing & accessories ( White ready for dyeing)” where you can buy our white stitched fully shrunk clothing to experiment with our DIY tiedye kits to dye at home, at classroom, at birthday parties ,at group parties, at camping groups excursions. Moreover the advantage of our tiedye kit is to strip the colour of your product in natural fiber as old garment, tapestry, curtain etc… ( Cotton, Rayon, Silk, Linen), following our instruction chart by using our tested safe dyes and chemicals , you create a new colour or multi colour tiedye at your home. Our online team shall be there to assist and guide you during your workings. Concluding message from me is as follows: “If I learnt and invented you can follow and do faster with our instructions and guidance. Some of my own texts as not to forget on this subject as per history:
–Origin of tiedye – India – Inventors of tiedye- India – Promotors of tiedye- India – Restructure of tiedye- India We must be thankful today to our ancestors who invented tiedye for us in India. Best wishes Sunil Vaid.
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