These black-and-white striped T-shirts will be over-dyed, so the white stripes become pink or red or deep blue. We also over-dye floral and geometric patterns, giving the prints added richness and interest.
At any given time, roughly 2000 rolls of fabric are on hand in the warehouse — many whites and a few prints. Once a fabric is selected for a specific style, it is cut and sewn into various sizes. Garment-dyeing in the seasonal palette will be the final step, as orders are received from boutiques.
The inspiration board takes shape over several weeks, as ideas from images, fabrics, trims and trend resources evolve into a plan for the next season’s line.