The Ultimate Guide to Custom Tie Dye


Welcome to the all-encompassing guide to custom tie dye commissions handmade by Paradisiac Psychedelic Hand-Dyed Goods!

The purpose of this page is to essentially serve as a central hub for anything & everything related to custom made tie dye. Below is a brief description of the sections this page will cover. Each section includes links to other pages here on the site that contain additional, much more in-depth info about each subtopic. 

SECTIONS ON THIS PAGE:

 Difference between made-to-order vs. custom ordered tie dye
 Product types available for custom commissions
 Dye colors available for custom commissions
 Approx. processing times
 How to order a custom design & what to expect next
 Bulk quantity custom tie dye information

'MADE-TO-ORDER' VS. 'CUSTOM ORDERED' DESIGNS — WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Made-to-order tie dye designs (sometimes also referred to as handmade-to-order, custom made-to-order, or CMTO's) are essentially a collection of "permanent" tie dye designs, for lack of better term, in the sense that they're always available, in all sizes.
All designs featured in the made-to-order collection are quite literally handmade when ordered, and therefore, each CMTO tie dye t-shirt, long sleeve, or tank will slightly vary from the example(s) pictured on the product page.
Additionally, since each CMTO design is reproduced upon receiving the order, slight tweaks and changes may be possible (if requested and agreed upon before the order is placed), like different colors, or the same colors just in a different sequence, for example.  
Closer up shot of the custom ice dyed baseball jersey in progress with the ice melting and dye powder dissolving on top

Meanwhile, custom orders (aka custom commissions, or custom requests) more specifically refers to anything made via request — which is precisely what the rest of this page will primarily focus on! If you'd like to explore some of my past custom commissions, check out this new page showcasing past special tie dye order requests!

Always keep in mind while browsing Paradisiac Dyes...If you don't see the particular color combo and pattern you envision already available someplace on the site – that doesn't mean it's not an option!

So, if you're interested in having your very own one of a kind piece custom-dyed, but are curious about any aspect of how the process works, below is the ultimate guide to everything you might want or need to know before submitting your inquiry. 


࿊ WHAT PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOM DYE BY REQUEST?

Paradisiac Dyes keeps a wide variety of 100% pre-shrunk cotton clothing, bedding & beyond regularly on-hand to custom dye on-demand!
Current availability includes: Gildan, American Apparel & Fruit of the Loom, plus — tons of name brand, one of a kind, up-cycled finds!


࿊ CLOTHING

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION OF THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO CUSTOM TIE DYE
Or, explore the mini overview below:

Gildan 

࿊ Adult Heavy & Ultra Cotton T-Shirts
࿊ Adult Heavy Cotton Long Sleeve Shirts
࿊ Toddler & Youth Heavy Cotton T-Shirts
࿊ Men's Heavy Cotton Tank Tops
࿊ Men's Ultra Cotton Muscle Tanks
࿊ Ladies' SoftStyle Racerback Tank Tops

American Apparel

࿊ Fine Jersey Unisex V-Neck T-Shirts
࿊ Fine Jersey Unisex Crewneck T-Shirts
࿊ Fine Jersey Unisex Tank Tops
࿊ Fine Jersey Ladies' Crewneck T-Shirts
࿊ California Fleece Unisex Zip Hoodies
࿊ California Fleece Unisex Pullover Hoodies 

Fruit of the Loom

࿊ HD Cotton Ladies' V-Neck T-Shirts

Infinity Scarves & Bandanas

࿊ 100% rayon infinity scarves 
࿊ 100% cotton bandanas 


࿊ BEDDING & HOME GOODS 

Beyond the aforementioned clothing styles, also available to custom dye in your choice of colors and pattern is a whole bunch o' bedding!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL BEDDING PRODUCT INFO PAGE
Or, check out the mini overview below: 

4pc sheet sets & à la carte bedding

100% cotton, 300 thread count bedding is available in twin, full, queen and king sizes, as well as in standard/queen and king size pillowcases.

࿊ 4pc sheet sets (include: (1) fitted sheet, (1) flat sheet, (2) standard size pillowcases)
࿊ Pillowcases (sets of 2)
࿊ Individual fitted sheets
࿊ Individual flat sheets (aka tapestries)

Pillowcases

The pillowcase sizes below are both sold individually.

࿊ Body pillow size pillowcases 
࿊ Travel/toddler size pillowcases 

Custom Tie Dye Curtains & Tapestries

Introducing a brand new product option, specifically designed for the hippies who've always dreamt of a home as vibrant as their wardrobe in mind!
In addition to tapestries (which are quite literally just flat bed sheets), Paradisiac Dyes now also offers three different 100% cotton curtain panel styles, all of which are available in multiple dimensions. Click here to learn more about the grommet, rod pocket & tab top style curtains available to custom dye in your choice of colors & pattern!

 

PICK-YOUR-OWN CUSTOM COLORS

When requesting a custom dyed design from Paradisiac Dyes, now you can pick the specific colors down to the shade, if you so choose! 
Recently, I compiled a complete guide of all the fiber reactive dyes I kept on-hand regularly, to dye special requests on-demand — no matter how big or small the project!
Check out all of the dye colors available for custom commissions to see true-to-color fabric samples of over 100 colors (no digitized color cards here!)
But, don't be deterred - if you don't prefer to be quite that picky, you're always more than welcome to list a general description of the colors you'd like on your custom design, too! 

PROCESSING TIMES

When it comes to custom commissions, you'll be provided with an estimated make-time and approx. ship-by date after clarifying the specific design(s) and quantity desired. The time required to complete custom orders will vary based on the individual circumstances of each request. 
However, handmade-to-order designs tend to be much more predictable. But, unlike orders containing only finished, ready-to-ship designs, (which oftentimes ship the same or next day as the order is placed), all products included in the CMTO design category will require a few days to create and complete before your order ships out
Most clothing items (tees, tanks, etc) require approximately 2-3 business days to handcraft before shipping. While things like fitted & flat sheets, or 4pc sheet sets require approximately 5-7 business days to complete before your order will be ready to ship out. 
However, please always make note of the written description of each individual product, as some patterns (like geodes, for example) will entail a longer processing time than the aforementioned estimates. 
If you're curious about why this whole "made-to-order" thing even exists in the first place — That's because, due to being a legitimately small, one person, in-house operation, I tend to keep a much smaller inventory of blanks (as in blank white clothing, bedding, etc.) available than one might expect.
Combine that with the time it'd require to consistently create a steady stream of back-ups in each size, in every design offered as a CMTO option, simply isn't feasible at this point in time; considering I manage quite literally every aspect of running the online business side of things, in addition to singlehandedly hand-dyeing 100% of the products available here. These are the primary reasons the "made-to-order" system is currently the best way for me to offer a wide variety of design options, in such a large spectrum of readily available shirt styles and sizes, despite genuinely being that small of a small business.
But, my hope is that with your support of my online store, this lil solo operation of mine will one day grow to the point of having the resources to be able to do just that — create back-ups of all the CMTO designs, in all of the sizes, to keep on-hand, ready to package up & ship out as soon as they're ordered! 

HOW-TO REQUEST A CUSTOM

If you're unsure what to include in your inquiry about a custom dyed design, the "details to include" section below features an overview of the general info that'll be needed to get your custom, one of a kind design(s) started!
But, it's not absolutely necessary to include all of the following in your initial inquiry if you're still undecided, or have questions about some aspects.
Rather, just keep in mind these are the sort of details I'll be clarifying together with you in follow-up email communications regarding your custom project.

DETAILS TO INCLUDE:

1. SIZE(S)

To ensure you order the best fit possible, feel free to reference the Tie Dye Size Guide for the sizing and measurements of all the different brands and styles offered.

Oh, before I forget — No order minimums here! Which means, yes, anyone can get a customized, one of a kind design on just one (1) individual shirt, tank, etc. at a time, anytime! 


2. Please specify the shirt style (or other product type) you'd like —

Requests for "just a standard, basic tee" will be made on Gildan Heavy Cotton T-Shirts.
But, for a more in-depth, detailed guide to all of the different product options and sizes to choose from, check out this complete guide to blank clothing available to custom dye, with photos included!

 


3. General color(s) and pattern — 

࿊ Feel free to include either a screenshot, or link to an existing product page if you'd like to request a recreation of an already available design but on a different product, or in a different size, etc.
࿊ Or, if you don't have a reference point for the hand-dyed design of your dreams, you can, of course, always describe the general color combo and type of pattern you'd like.
࿊ But! Now you have the option to choose your colors down to the specific shade, if you so choose! Check out my true-to-color swatches of 100+ dye shades available for custom commissions for a complete list of currently available color choices.
࿊ Similarly, for designs/patterns, check out the brand-new Tie Dye Design Dictionary for a complete list (with photos and descriptions) of each pattern offered here at Paradisiac Dyes!

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

࿊ Once you've submitted your custom tie dye inquiry, I'll get back in touch with you to let you know if your request is something I'm able to take on, the total cost, and how long I estimate it'll take to complete your order before it'll be ready to ship out.
࿊ If all sounds good and is agreed upon, you'll then be sent an invoice that'll prompt you to complete your order via the secure checkout here on the site.
࿊ I'll also send photos of the completed item(s) before shipping to verify that your finished designs turned out just as awesome as you'd envisioned! (And in some instances, I'll even include exclusive, behind the scenes pics of your order in-the-making as a bonus!) 
࿊ Payment is due prior to the creation, completion and shipment of all custom commissioned item(s).

REQUEST THE TIE DYE DESIGN OF YOUR DREAMS NOW

CUSTOM TIE DYE TEES BY THE DOZEN


ARE YOU IN NEED OF A HUMUNGOUS # OF CUSTOM COLORED TIE DYE TEES? YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT SITE!

Paradisiac Dyes is more than happy to undertake custom commissions for large quantities of tie dye whenever the project is possible.
Bulk qty discounts may be applicable.

Please refer to the Bulk Quantity Custom Tie Dye Guide for more specific information about custom orders of a dozen or more tees (or more unique items, like yards of fabric, for example), including: patterns eligible for the highest discounts at qty, estimated processing times to complete projects ranging anywhere from 1 to 300+ tees & much more!