Don’t Dye on Your Training Partner

It’s one thing to roll with your various training partners and leave your mark by pulling off your “go-to” submission. Don’t me that guy with the new colorful gi. You know the one. He never washes his gi. You look around the mat at the end of the night and everybody he rolled with has a colorful gi now.  This is exactly what will happen if you dye your gi improperly with the wrong process and dyes. Back staining can also occur if your gi is not properly rinsed.

At Happy Kimonos we use the highest quality dyes to produce your custom gi. Our process focuses on quality control and proper color saturation. All of our gis go through a rigorous rinsing process to remove excess dye. When our customers receive their gi it is ready for the mat, but we do recommend an initial care procedure.

Taking Care of your Gi

Wash in cold water with like colors.(No bleach or detergent with bleach additives) Remove from washer quickly, don’t let them set in washer wet! Kimonos should not be put through the dryer. We recommend you line dry all Kimonos. Sometimes the really strong colors can bleed slightly for the first wash or two. This is normal, just like any other brightly colored clothing. Always wash with “like” colors. Don’t mix your red tie dye in with your whites or you will have a nice pink wardrobe!

Consider washing the tie dyed garment separately for the first few times after wearing. Some dye may still wash out, even after the initial rinsing and washing process.

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