Preserving the Vibrancy: The Ultimate Care Guide to Washing Your Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

Hello, Daydreamers!

Thank you for choosing to bring a piece of our art into your wardrobe! At Manifesting Daydreams, we pour our hearts into creating unique, hand-dyed sweatshirts that reflect the vibrant energy and creativity of our brand!

Ensuring the longevity of its vibrant hues and delicate vinyl graphic is paramount! Let's dive into our detailed guide on how to wash and care for your unique tie-dye sweatshirt to keep it as lively and expressive as day one!


Step 1:  Preparing for the Wash

  • Inside Out: Always turn your sweatshirt inside out. This helps to protect the colors and the vinyl graphic during the wash.
  • Cold Water Is Essential : Use cold water to prevent the colors from bleeding and to protect the vinyl graphic. Wash with like colors. 
  • Gentle Detergent: Opt for a mild detergent to safeguard the vibrancy of the colors. Woolite Darks Laundry Detergent or Laundress Classic Detergent are both good choices and linked here.

Step 2: Hand Wash for Vibrancy Preservation + Longevity

  • Avoid the Machine: Opt for hand-washing to be gentle on the hand-dyed fabric and vinyl.
  • Gentle Swirls: Swirl and press gently, avoiding wringing to maintain fabric and color quality.
  • No Wringing: Do not wring the sweatshirt. Instead, gently press it between your hands or against the side of the basin to remove excess water.

Step 3: Drying Your Sweatshirt

  • Flat Dry: Lay the sweatshirt flat on a dry towel, away from direct sunlight to maintain the color integrity.
  • Avoid The Dryer: Conventional laundry dryers can get very hot which may damage the vinyl and cause it to wrinkle or separate from the sweatshirt.
  • Shape Maintenance: Avoid hangers to preserve the sweatshirt’s form.

Step 4: Addressing the Vinyl Graphic

  • Parchment Paper Technique: If you notice the vinyl graphic peeling, place a piece of parchment paper over it and a low-heat iron.
  • Low Heat Iron: With your iron on a low setting, gently press over the parchment paper, ensuring not to directly touch the vinyl directly with the iron.
  • No Direct Ironing: Remember, direct contact with the iron can damage the vinyl graphic, causing it to melt and peel.

Step 5: Mindful Storage

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight to prevent colors from fading.
  • Room to Breathe: Ensure your sweatshirt has enough space in the wardrobe to prevent wrinkles, especially on the vinyl graphic.

Wear it, Love it, Care for it!

Your Manifesting Daydreams sweatshirt is designed to bring you joy and comfort while showcasing your favorite hockey team. By following these care guidelines, you ensure that the vibrant tie-dye and delicate vinyl graphic remain in impeccable condition for you to enjoy time and time again!

Thank you for choosing Manifesting Daydreams and becoming a vital part of our colorful, imaginative community. May your sweatshirt be a cozy companion, inspiring daydreams and adventurous spirits wherever life takes you! I hope to see you at an Islanders game soon!