Community Dye Bath™

A SUAY Reuse Service


This month’s colors

Pride edition

  •  Gender Reveal Green
  •  Lipstick Lesbian
  •  Marsha P. Purple (natural + synthetic)
  •  Orange You Glad You’re Gay
  •  Born This Way Blue
  •  Coming Out Camo (tie dye)
  •  Moto Bear Black (natural + synthetic)
Dye with SUAY

How It Works

  1. Pick your color

    SUAY offers 5-7 new dyes each month in a variety of colors that work on both natural and synthetic fibers, always including a tie-dye option. Lighter garments take on a close match to the color swatch, while colored, darker garments can take on a whole new tint/hue that plays off the base color.

  2. Drop off or mail-in

    Want to stop by and drop off your items? Just come in, 7 days a week. Need the convenience of mailing in (no matter where you are)? Just fill out this form to get the process started! *BTW, we are launching a mailer bag program soon, so stay tuned!

  3. Textile transformation

    Your items will be dyed in communal batches by color, then cleaned, sorted, and quality checked before being returned to you to live their new life! The processing time takes about 4 weeks from the end of the month you participate in.

Dye with SUAY
Dye Bath Pricing
Product Solid Synthetic Tie-Dye
Tops
Tank top / bodysuit 5 9 10
Short-sleeve top 8 11 12
Long-sleeve top 9 13 15
Button down - short and long sleeve 10 14 15
Flannel / heavier button down 16 23 25
Sweater / sweatshirt 16 24 25
Hoodie 20 28 30
Blazer / vest 18 28 30
Outerwear - fleece / shirt jacket 26 44 46
Outerwear - denim / workwear coat 36 52 54
Bottoms
Jeans 18 24 26
Cargo pant / trouser / canvas 20 28 30
Overalls 35 45 50
Sweatpants 24 36 38
Skirt 12 18 20
Shorts 10 15 17
Dress - short 18 25 27
Dress - midi / maxi length 26 32 34
Jumpsuit 28 42 44
Kid + Baby
Onesie 5 7 8
Shirt 6 9 10
Pants / shorts 6 9 10
Dress 6 9 10
Sweatshirt / sweater 8 13 14
Baby blanket 8 13 14
Accessories - burp cloth / bib / hat 5 7 8
Bath + Kitchen
Tablecloth 18 28 30
Robe 35 46 50
Bath towel - body 16 25 27
Bath towel - XL / beach towel 24 34 36
Hand towel / dishcloth 6 9 10
Washcloth / napkin 3 4 5
Oven mitt /potholder / placemat 6 9 10
Bath rug - 20" x 30" 35 46 48
Apron 16 28 30
Accessories
Hat 11 16 18
Bag - light-weight tote 5 9 10
Bag - medium-weight tote / fanny pack 12 18 20
Bag - large tote 20 30 32
Backpack / duffle bag 35 46 48
Scarf 10 16 18
Bedroom + living room
Pillowcase 5 9 10
Flat or fitted sheet - light-weight 30 43 45
Flat or fitted sheet - heavy-weight 40 53 55
Duvet cover - light-weight 40 56 60
Duvet cover - heavy-weight 66 84 86
Blanket - light-weight (no fill!) 60 76 80
Blanket - heavy-weight (no fill!) 80 120 126
Pillow cover - up to 24" 8 13 15
Pillow cover - over 24" 12 20 22
Curtain - up to 84" 48 65 68
Curtain - over 84" 65 92 95
Cushion cover - 30" x 36" (ish) 30 54 56
Cushion cover - over 36" 37 62 64
Yard of fabric 13 20 22
Dye with SUAY

Community Dye Bath™ FAQ

What type of fabrics can go into the dye bath?

Dyeing does include a heat process, so if you have not washed these items previously or have any questions about whether your item may shrink or not be appropriate for a high-heat process, please reach out. We do not dye wool, leather, mohair, and other animal-protein fibers. Silk is one exception, but it is delicate and may incur damages.

We accept synthetics. Be sure to note/be aware of your item's fabric makeup and color selection. If it is fully or mostly synthetic (60% and above), your item will need to be dyed in the synthetic option(s) available. Threads are likely polyester and may not dye (in the natural dye bath), resulting in contrast stitching.

At this time we also do not accept shoes or any home goods with an attached insert (ie comforter or cushion) or hard backing (rugs).

Do items have to be white to be overdyed?

Whites and lights aren't the only colors you can dye! The original garment must be a lighter or lateral shade of the intended color to go into the dye bath. Overdying intense or existing colors with new ones often creates unique hues and richer outcomes. Results vary by fabric integrity and construction.

How should I care for my items when I get them back?

Follow the original care instructions. Before regular laundering, you can wash your items alone or with similar colors.

What dyes and processes do you use?

Our dyes are bluesign® System-approved and are safe for consumers and workers while minimizing environmental impact across the supply chain. Big improvements are in motion to speed up the process, provide greater transparency, and develop more botanical-based dye options. Our third-party certified methodology promises:

  • Safe dyes for you, your family and your pets
  • Natural resource efficiency (up to 50% water and chemical reduction compared to conventional applications)
  • EPA-compliant wastewater emission levels
What happens if my item(s) are damaged in the process?

There is a slight chance of damage or loss, but we take many steps to mitigate this. We cannot see the entire life cycle of a garment before it gets to us and do our best to notify you of items we see as delicate or historically more damageable items beforehand. If any damage occurs, we notify you and provide options for refund or repair. Customers take responsibility if submitting unacceptable or fragile items into the dye bath.