DesertDyesbyLo

Unique Hand Dyed Clothing✨

Salt Lake, Utah 335 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (56)

DesertDyesbyLo

Unique Hand Dyed Clothing✨

Salt Lake, Utah | 335 Sales

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Announcement    NEW YEAR SALE!
20% off to celebrate 2020! I hope everyone has an amazing, uplifting + empowering year! 🌈💕

WELCOME TO DESERT DYES
We specialize in creating hand dyed clothing. Tie dye is an art form and every piece is one of a kind, just like you! We hope our clothing makes your feel unique + empowered! Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting our small artisan business!

GENERAL SHOP INFO
-We use fiber reactive dye, soda ash, color fixative, and eco friendly detergent. The fiber reactive dye binds to the cotton cells and will never bleed or fade through hundreds of washes! Our items are safe for infants, those with sensitive skin and the earth because of the quality products we use.
-All of our designs are available in any style upon request. Fill out the personalization boxes to create your own tie dye + feel free to message us if you have any custom requests or questions.
-It takes between 3-5 days to make your piece. The shipping time is then added to this to create your estimated delivery date. Please message us about rush ordering.
-Gift wrap + hand written cards are available!

HELP US GROW🌿
Follow us on Instagram for 10% off your first order!
@desert.dyes
Subscribe to our email list!
Copy and paste the link below to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. You will get a coupon code to receive free shipping on your first order as well as a monthly email with secret dyes, sales or giveaways!
https://mailchi.mp/e6861be8f095/desertdyes

CUSTOMS
I absolutely love doing custom orders! Most listings contain a box where you can personalize your item with your own color scheme based on our color chart or photos from the web. If you personalize an item please check your Etsy Inbox incase i have any questions on how you want your item made!

GROUPS + WHOLESALE
We offer both group and wholesale discounts. Group pricing is available on any order with 6+ of the same print. Clothing items can vary, as long as the print is the same. Wholesale pricing is available for registered business with no min order! Please message us for the discount codes!

CARE
Our tie dyes are easy to care for + will never bleed or fade! You can wash them easily as many times as you want! Wash your tie dyes with like colors on whatever setting you usually use. We recommend cold or warm, never hot. You can dry your item on a cool or warm setting or hang to dry. Our items are pre-shrunk but are also 100% cotton. Due to the natural fiber high heat will shrink your item over time. Keep this in mind when laundering your dye to insure its longevity! We recommend that you wash your dye once before use!

Please message us with any questions!
Peace + Rainbows!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2020

NEW YEAR SALE!
20% off to celebrate 2020! I hope everyone has an amazing, uplifting + empowering year! 🌈💕

WELCOME TO DESERT DYES
We specialize in creating hand dyed clothing. Tie dye is an art form and every piece is one of a kind, just like you! We hope our clothing makes your feel unique + empowered! Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting our small artisan business!

GENERAL SHOP INFO
-We use fiber reactive dye, soda ash, color fixative, and eco friendly detergent. The fiber reactive dye binds to the cotton cells and will never bleed or fade through hundreds of washes! Our items are safe for infants, those with sensitive skin and the earth because of the quality products we use.
-All of our designs are available in any style upon request. Fill out the personalization boxes to create your own tie dye + feel free to message us if you have any custom requests or questions.
-It takes between 3-5 days to make your piece. The shipping time is then added to this to create your estimated delivery date. Please message us about rush ordering.
-Gift wrap + hand written cards are available!

HELP US GROW🌿
Follow us on Instagram for 10% off your first order!
@desert.dyes
Subscribe to our email list!
Copy and paste the link below to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. You will get a coupon code to receive free shipping on your first order as well as a monthly email with secret dyes, sales or giveaways!
https://mailchi.mp/e6861be8f095/desertdyes

CUSTOMS
I absolutely love doing custom orders! Most listings contain a box where you can personalize your item with your own color scheme based on our color chart or photos from the web. If you personalize an item please check your Etsy Inbox incase i have any questions on how you want your item made!

GROUPS + WHOLESALE
We offer both group and wholesale discounts. Group pricing is available on any order with 6+ of the same print. Clothing items can vary, as long as the print is the same. Wholesale pricing is available for registered business with no min order! Please message us for the discount codes!

CARE
Our tie dyes are easy to care for + will never bleed or fade! You can wash them easily as many times as you want! Wash your tie dyes with like colors on whatever setting you usually use. We recommend cold or warm, never hot. You can dry your item on a cool or warm setting or hang to dry. Our items are pre-shrunk but are also 100% cotton. Due to the natural fiber high heat will shrink your item over time. Keep this in mind when laundering your dye to insure its longevity! We recommend that you wash your dye once before use!

Please message us with any questions!
Peace + Rainbows!

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Updates

Our hand dyed leggings are made to play in! With a unique fire print, these leggings will keep the fire within lit all day long!

About DesertDyesbyLo

Sales 335
On Etsy since 2018

Desert Dyes

At Desert Dyes it is our passion to create one of a kind pieces that are soft, functional, everlasting + just as unique as you! I live to create clothing that allows you to feel powerful being the one of a kind human you are!

Desert Dyes makes its home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each item is had tied and dyed by Lo, owner and founder of D|D. I opened this Etsy shop in December of 2018 under the original name TieDyeGemini. If you have been with us since the start there have been so many versions of this company!

Natural high quality, just like you:
All of our items are hand dyed and 100% natural fibers. Natural fibers are perfect for dying and are better for the earth than synthetic ones! Caring for them is easy + with our performance grade dyes you don’t have to worry about your colors fading. This along with the natural fibers makes our items safe for infants + those with sensitive skin. All in all, our products are natural beauties, just like you!

Eco-Friendly Tie Dye:
Everything we do here at Desert Dyes comes with conscious thought regarding the earth. We use less water with our small batch hand-crank washers, less energy as we hang dry all our items, less paper wherever possible + we reuse most plastics!

Giving back because we can't be perfect! The earth is so important and clothing production can really make an impact on our environment. At D|D we try our hardest to always recycle, use less paper, plastic + water, and NEVER waste fabric. We do our best, but we could be doing better if we had more time and resources. To help of set our carbon footprint more we give back $2 from every purchase from out "Upcycled Collection" to a local non-profit POW.

RECYCLE YOUR SHIPPING BAG!! Find a location near you on this site!
https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/

Our dyes and other chemicals used are safe for the environment and you! Because we use eco-friendly products this also means our clothes are safe for sensitive skin + infants!

Customizable Tie Dye:
All of the clothing at Desert Dyes is hand tied and dyed by Lo! So feel free to customize any styles with your own colors!

About Me:

Hi! Im Lo, owner + founder of Desert Dyes. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I fell in love with creating and the outdoors. In high school I lived in the art room. My art teacher had an endless supply of my favorite medium, acrylic paint and canvas. I spent hours blending colors creating abstract designs for my portfolio. When college came I tried to leave my creative side behind and pursue "more realistic" passions like math and science. I studied physics for several years until I found myself burnt out and working a cubicle I couldn't stand. Life had taken some punches and this combined with my lack of creating left me in a shell like state. I began to create more and gradually found myself leaving physics behind and going for a degree in writing. This helped get me back into a space of needing to create constantly, which honestly is the only space Im happy in. I started doing art again, blending what acrylics I had left from high school that somehow had managed to not dry out. Canvases were expensive and I was broke so I had to find another way to blend colors. Tie dye became my natural new medium. I started doing copious amounts of tie dye in times of extreme stress haha. Naturally I had to give many of these dyes away to friends. They loved them and some wanted to make dyes with me. We made outfits for music festivals and got complimented for our outfits and creativity. WE FELT FLY AF. It has been a little less than a year since I decided to work my ass off to give others that same feeling. I don't know what it is about clothing but a good top can change your mindset so easily. I personally have struggled with feeling confident in the past and clothing has always been something to make me feel like a queen. Every item I make, I make with the intention to be one of a kind + make you feel awesome being the one of a kind human you are! I find a lot of inspiration from my late grandparents. My Grandmother will always be remembered by me for her fashion sense. She always embroidered the most beautiful things onto sweatshirts for me and when she passed I inherited some of her clothes and jewelry. Her husband was also an artist. I am who I am as an artist because of him. I grew up in a home where his giant abstract canvases hung. Many of them were very similar to the style of art I found myself doing as a teenager. It wasn't until years later that I saw the connection. Now I turn to his art for inspiration and moreover motivation as he worked on these pieces for several years before they were done! I started by selling my dyes on Instagram and after a while moved here to Etsy in Nov of 2018. I graduated from the U of U in December of 2018 & thanks to you all made tie dye my full time job this August! I absolutely love creating these designs for you all and hope that you find something you love! I would be an empty shell of a human without this so seriously, thank you for shopping with us xoxo

Shop members

  • Lo Hansen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi Im Lauren, Lo for short! I am the owner + founder of Desert Dyes. I started creating tie dye to bring color and life back into my life after a troubling time. I love creating clothing that can help other women (and men) feel empowered + unique in!

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

All listings contain specific measurements so you can make sure the item will fit. Please also read the description as there may be information regarding sizing!
We also have instructions for measuring on our instagram @desert.dyes!
Items are preshrunk and will not shrink with washing!
We gladly accept returns and exchanges if you receive your item and it doesn’t fit!

Care instructions

Our tie dye will never bleed or fade! Our cotton and bamboo items will grow softer with every wash! Wash on warm with like colors + tumble dry low!

Gift wrapping and packaging

We offer gift wrap on items for $5! Visit our gift wrap listing to see photos of our gift wrapping!

Hand written cards can be added for no extra cost, just add your message in the ‘note to seller’ box during checkout and we will write a note on a cute card!

Our packaging can be recycled! Watch out for our daisy shipping bags on your doorstep!

Soda Ash...What is it??

Soda Ash, or Sodium Carbonate, is a compound made from the ashes of plant material. Sodium Carbonate is commonly used as a water softening agent and in swimming pools. It is child + earth safe!
In fabric dying, soda ash is used as a base to promote the chemical reaction between the cellulose in fabric fibers and the dye. More simply put, the soda ash allows the dye to adhere to the innermost parts of the fabric keeping the colors bright!

While it’s safe for humans we make sure to wash items after to fully remove soda ash particles!

Child + Earth Safe

All of our products and dyes are child safe/non-toxic, additionally we wash all items with eco friendly + sensitive skin friendly detergent!

Wholesale availability

Message us for group/wholesale pricing! Available on orders of 4+ of the same shirt.