is it safe to dye baby clothes?

Name: Hannah


Procion MX Fiber Reactive Cold Water Dye

Procion MX Fiber Reactive Cold Water Dye
ideal for cotton

When mixed with soda ash, Procion dyes are permanent, colorfast, and very washable. You can easily create a palette of brilliant colors ranging from light pastels to deep, vibrant hues.

Message: Hi, I have checked your safety FAQs so I hope this Q is not too repetitive - I would like to dye baby clothes, Dylon say don't do it, but do you have any further information on possible safe dyes? Thank you!

Babies are usually dressed in dyed clothing.

The fiber reactive dyes, once properly fixed to the fabric, are among the safest of all dyes, because they are so firmly bound to the fiber. The only danger is when the dye is in powdered form, before dyeing, when you must be sure not to breath the dye powder. (Wear a dust mask.)

You will wash the garments several times after completing dyeing, first in cold water and then in hot, to remove all unattached dye.

I dressed my own babies in clothing dyed with Procion MX type dye. I see from your address that you are in the UK; UK sources for this type of dye include George Weil Fibrecrafts, Rainbow Silks, and Kemtex Educational Supplies. See my page of Sources for Dyeing Supplies for web sites and contact information.

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Updated September 7, 2008

Posted: Monday - May 10, 2004 at 12:34 PM          

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