Fabric dye for machine dyeing. Suitable for hot washes, washable up to 95 °C. For cotton, linen, viscose and mixed fabrics (with up to 20 % man-made fibres). Handdyeing is also possible, including for silk. Good light fastness.
For all textiles (free from finishes) made of cotton, linen, viscose and mixed fabrics with up to 20% man-made fibres
Also suitable for hand dyeing silk
Instructions for use:
A. Instructions for machine dyeing Weigh textile precisely and determine the amount of dye accordingly. Soak the textile in cold water for about 10 minutes. Place the dye and the reactive agent directly from the package into the washing machine drum. Pour 1 kg salt over the dye and the reactive agent to ensure that these are fully covered by the salt. Place the dripping wet textile on the salt. Set a 60°C programme without pre-wash and start immediately. Do not use any gentle or economy cycles. Select the highest permitted temperature for mixed textiles, but at least 40°C. After the programme has finished, leave the dyed textile in the machine and wash at the highest permitted temperature with a colour-preserving gentle detergent. When used according to the instructions, FashionColor will leave no residue in the machine.
B. Instructions for hand dyeing For 150 g fabric: 1 package FashionColor (1 sachet dye, 2 sachets reactive agent) 3 Tbsp salt on 1 l water 5.5 l water, 60° C 1 large stainless pot.
If the amount of fabric is doubled, all quantities have to be doubled accordingly.
Soak the textile in cold water for about 10 minutes. Dissolve the reactive agent in 0.5 l of water in a separate container, set aside. Stir salt and dye into 5.5 l of water at 60°C and dissolve. Place the dripping wet fabric into the dye bath (dye liquor) and move in the liquor for about 2-3 minutes. Now stir the dissolved reactive agent into the dye liquor, ensuring not to pour the reactive agent directly onto the fabric. Dye for 30 minutes at 60°C. Move the textile constantly, ensuring that it is always covered by the dye liquor. Rinse the dyed fabric thoroughly and then wash with a mild detergent at 60°C. The remaining dye liquor can be poured directly down the drain. C. Instructions for hand-dyeing silk For 50 g silk (1 large scarf): 5 g dye 3 Tbsp salt on 1 l water 3 l water, 30° C 1 stainless pot.
If the amount of fabric is doubled, all quantities have to be doubled accordingly. Do not use the reactive agent for dyeing silk.
Stir salt and dye into 3 l of water at 50°C and dissolve. Moisten the silk with lukewarm water and place the dripping wet item into the dye liquor. Important: Do not allow any fabric lumps to form. The silk has to float freely and has to be covered by the dye liquor at all times. Slowly heat the dye liquor with the silk from 30°C to 60°C in about 15 minutes and then dye for 15 minutes at 60°C. Ensure that the temperature remains constant. Stir constantly during the first 15 minutes, then in intervals of 3-5 minutes. After a total dyeing time of 30 minutes, let the silk cool down to 30°C in the dye liquor. Then rinse the dyed silk in clear, lukewarm water. Afterwards wash with a silk detergent. The remaining dye liquor can be poured directly down the drain.
The original colours can only be achieved on white textiles. The secondary dyeing table applies to coloured textiles. Secondary dyeing is always done from light to dark. It has to be noted that the resulting colours will always be mixed shades, even for secondary dyeing with black. It is therefore recommended to remove the dye from textiles with intensive colours. Wash with detergent to remove any bleach residue from the textile and then dye again. The colour intensity and yield for machine dyeing can be seen in the yield table. The average weight of individual items of laundry can be seen in the weight table.
Always use rubber gloves for dyeing with Marabu Fashion Color as the dye can leave stains on damp hands.Structure of the textiles
Even colour results can only be achieved on fabrics of the same fibre and the same weave type. Mixed fabrics containing man-made fibres can produce mottled colour results as only the cotton fibres absorb the Fashion Color dye and the synthetic fibres retain the old colour. Try playing around with this characteristic – it can be used to achieve very attractive effects!Dyeing silk
Silk can also be dyed with Fashion Color. However, we recommend dyeing by hand as machine dyeing would be too harsh for the silk and negatively affect its quality.Finishing treatment
After dyeing with Fashion Color, wash the dyed items with detergent to wash out any excess dye and to clean the washing machine. Avoid direct sunlight and direct heat when drying. Wash separately the first two times. Always use gentle, colour-preserving detergents.Correct dosage of salt
The amount of salt required for Marabu Fashion Color is independent of the amount of dye used: It is always 1 kg.Temperature
The washing temperature for textiles dyed with FashionColor should correspond to the dyeing temperature (textiles dyed at 60°C can be washed up to 60°C, the same applies for 90°C).Decorating dyed textiles
After dyeing with Fashion Color, the textiles can be further decorated with the textile paints Marabu Textil, Textil plus, Textil Glitter and Textil Metallic as well as with the multi-purpose special effect liners in Glitter, 3D and Metallic colours.Preparing the textiles
The textiles for dyeing have to be clean and free from stains and finishes. Textiles which were treated with fabric conditioners, starch or impregnation have to be washed with a detergent (several times, if necessary) before dyeing to ensure that there is no residue in the fibre.
Incorrect dyeing results with Fashion Color
What could be the reason for incorrect dyeing results with Marabu Fashion Color?
This is often caused by adding less than 1 kg or no salt. Another problem is not using enough dyestuff or not using a high enough temperature.Uneven dyeing results with Fashion Color
What could be the reason for uneven results with Fashion Color?
Jeans or jackets are often treated with a persistent chemical finish which will not allow even dyeing. Stretchy fabrics and fabrics with up to 20% man-made fibres can also show uneven results.