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Kōkua Community Dye Bath

January 23, 2023

We are VERY excited to host our first Community Dye Bath, inspired by our friends over at SUAY Sew Shop, on Saturday January 28th from 11am-3pm! This is our first Community Dye Bath so please join us as we learn together how to transform stained, forgotten clothes in need of a refresher.

  • When: Saturday, January 28, 11am-3pm

  • Where: Kōkua General Store 66-249 Kamehameha Hwy in Haleʻiwa town 

  • What to bring: Clean garments/fabric that you want to dye, a reusable plastic bag to put the dyed clothing in, and rubber gloves.

  • What fabrics to bring:

    • You can  dye natural fibers such as cotton, linen and hemp., or..  Please note the following items cannot go in the dye bath: polyester, leather, fur, silk, spandex (lycra), nylon, sheer (gauzy) fabrics, lace, wool, undergarments, and some upholstery fabrics. Please do not bring towels or any fabric larger than a pillow case as space is limited.

  • How much: $5.00 per fabric item. 100% of proceeds supports Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!What Wear: Please wear clothes that you donʻt mind getting a little dye on. 

This is our first Community Dye Bath! We are excited to learn alongside all participants and create an amazing reuse, repurpose event!

FAQs

  1. How do I participate in the community dye bath?

To participate, come to the Kōkua General Store anytime between 11am-3pm. Bring your pre-washed,clean natural fiber materials, a reusable bag and gloves if you have!

  1. How much does it cost? 

The price is $5.00 per fabric item. 100% of proceeds support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation!

  1. What kind of clothes and fabric can I bring?

We are accepting pre-washed and clean natural fiber items i.e: cotton, lined  and/or hemp. Please note the following items cannot go in the dye bath: polyester, leather, fur, silk, spandex (lycra), nylon, sheer (gauzy) fabrics, lace, wool, undergarments, and some upholstery  Due to space in dye baths, please do not bring towels or any fabric larger than a pillow case as space is limited. 

  1. How many items can I bring?

As many as you like! Just remember it is $5 per item. 

  1.  Will we be able to tie dye items?

Yes, our volunteer Paula will have a table set up to teach you how to tie dye your own fabric with natural dye!

We will also be learning about the history of indigo dye which is the oldest form of dye!

 

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]!

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