Our sky-dye treatments are based off of patterns of color and light found in the sky, hence the name. We are constantly drawing inspiration from cloud/sky formations and photographing them at different times of the day to later render pattern concepts with.
The process begins by sourcing the very best cotton yarn we can find. For our signature collection, we source single-ply combed cotton and have it twisted to our specific plying tension. Once the yarn is developed to our standards, we then design our signature sweater with rib-start construction into a plain jersey stitch for the body. On our base sweatshirt sweater-knit piece goods, we dye in single or multi-color exclusive "sky-dye" treatments. In either case, the result is an authentic article that can now be used as the foundation for it's particular color/design application.
Matrix Color Theory
Our matrix color theory is actually a mathematical arrangement that is consistent with eight colors":" two base and six fashion. This system is cyclical in following the system of colors, but never duplicating, just refining and advancing the color family. Our matrix color theory is constantly evolving but remains complimentary to the past core groups in our collections.
We use almost every scrap of fabric we dye, even repurposing our cut-aways into mosaic patterns in our nu-cycling pieces. With "nu-cycling", we work with our cutaways, mixing both single and multicolors together to be used as a mosaic panel. We take the foundation fabric in our sweatshirt and use the singular color as a base story, then incorporate a multicolor aspect to accent.
Up-cycling is a perfect example of using our exclusive nu-cycled fabrics to develop a customized, one-of-a-kind piece with a base fabric found in thrifted garments. Our main goal through the up-cycling process is to repurpose unused thrifted clothing into brand new hybrid works of art. With so much extra apparel in the world, we vow to do our part in keeping the planet as sustainable as possible.