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This blog shall impart all repository of information about dyes and how they work. As a fabric expert we believe that freely sharing information is important and significant too that could help you assure of your purchase with TailoringIndia.

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It’s all about coloring fabric of your style.

Tailoring India facilitates in-housed dyeing service with Jigger Machines,Calnedering machines and Tapela dyeing as our expertise. In lay language, Hand dyeing is the process of applying dye to a textile by hand. With a team of 10 people, we have a production capacity of dyeing 2500 meters of fabric per day and we aim at achieving more as we grow. We accommodate both bulk dyeing as well as per piece dyeing. Tailoring India offers you almost all dyeing techniques namely Tie & Dye, washing machine dyeing and so on.

Let us understand how it works!

Call us primitive, ancient, old fashioned but here we bring to you the most reliable techniques of fabric dyeing. You think of a color and we shall dye it for you regardless of the quantity. When we say we have an in-housed facility of dyeing fabric, this implies to various dyeing technologies that we accommodate.

Let’s start with Jigger dyeing machine which is commonly used for dyeing cotton fabric wherein a cloth can be dyed in open width form. Usually Jigger dyeing is for bulk dyeing wherein.

Fabric Calendering is a mechanical finishing process used to smoothen the fabric wherein the cloth is folded in half and passed under rollers at high temperatures andpressures.  Calendering technique is mainly used to produce watered effect on the fabric.

Tapela as the name suggests is a large vessel. This is one of the ancient but most reliable techniques of dyeing wherein, the fabric is dyed putting it in boiling chemically treated colored water in a large Tapela. This is best used for piece dyeing wherein a fabric quantity of 1meter -100 meters could be dyed in no time. Methods like 8 dyeing provide a more set-and-forget approach.

When Fabric plays a vital role! 

Your choice of color on the fiber depends directly on what kind of fabric you are using. All pure fabrics like pure crepe, pure georgette, pure satin, pure Chiffon and so on, shall give you an exact shade of color that you had ordered, While, all the semi pure fabrics shall give you a color approximate to the selected one.  In simple terms, whatever material you have in mind, the type of fabric or more specifically, the fiber the fabric is made of is what ultimately determines what dye you should use.

 In short, you likely won’t be able to dye cotton fabric with the same dye you used for balls of yarn. Choosing the right dye for your fiber and vice-versa determines it’s result and Tailoring India has acquired it’s mastery in hand dyeing. 

Let us understand the Fiber/Fabric!


Cellulose fibers are typically those made from plant matter and include cotton, linen, rayon, hemp, ramie, lyocell (Tencel), bamboo, and pineapple plant fiber.


Protein fibers are those that are made from protein and are usually the hair of animals namely; wool, angora, mohair, cashmere, as well as silk. Silk(including soy silk) is the only non-hair animal fiber and can be dyed like wool or like cellulose fibers. The higher pH of dyes used for cellulose can be destructive to animal hair fibers.


Finally, we have synthetics fibers used on fabrics today. This makes dye selection even more difficult for those looking to add a new color to their fabrics. These synthetic fibers can also prove to be a challenge getting the dye to set and result in rich vibrant color.


The color fastness of dyes is used to characterize the colors ability to resist fading or running. The main forms of color fastness are wash fastness, light fastness, and rub fastness as fabrics will tend to fade under repeated washing, exposure to both UV and visible light, as well as rubbing. We use “fixer” chemical that enhances color stability so that it does not bleed.

Shade Cards in offering!


Tailoring India offers you a Pantone color shade card which includes color codes that stand for a specific shade. You can communicate about colors by defining the pantone code. Basically, pantone is the standard language for colors. The formula developed by pantone is a spot color.


This is most popular with dyers and boutiques. This color chart provides the variety of color shades each having a number segregation.

This is the most reliable and practical Shade card chart which will give you an access to all the color threads. You will have to tell us the number of the thread from the chart and thereafter it will be our responsibility to get the fabric dyed accurately in the same color.