Prepared For Dye (PFD)

What is Prepared For Dye (PFD):

A term used in garment manufacturing when the following is true:

  • No artificial whitening (optic whiteners) are used added and the garment is off-white in color.
  • Cotton thread is used in the sewing process (benefit: stitching absorbs color dye as well as the fabric).
  • Are cut bigger than standard sizes because the garment will shrink.

This is a specialty of ours. We are then able to match any color in our dying process.

Our Prepared For Dye garments are specially created for outstanding dying results. Garments are 100% cotton, and have not been treated with any fixatives or cleaning chemicals to ensure the best color match.

Prepared For Dye (PFD)

Prepared for Dye is a relatively new process offering you fantastic advantages. After being pretreated in our state-of-the-art dyeing plant, the yarns are able to maintain their shape. This gives you the freedom to work your fabrics to the best advantage and according to your own requirements. The yarn is completely freed from any interfering finish or sizing, allowing it to retain its natural colour.

Couple that with our propriatary dying process, you can have garments that match any Pantone color.

History of PFD

Prepared–for–dye (PFD) fabrics have been around since the 16th century. Although the exact origin is unknown, it is believed that the practice of pre–treating fabrics to make them more receptive to dye began in Europe. The earliest PFD fabrics were created through the use of mordants, which were used to set dyes into fabric. Mordants were applied to fabrics by boiling them in a solution of salts, acids, and other substances. By the 19th century, the use of mordants had been replaced by the use of chemical dyes, which were much easier to use and more cost–effective.

In the 20th century, PFD fabrics began to be mass–produced by large textile companies. This allowed for a much wider variety of fabrics to be dyed, as well as an easier process of dyeing them. PFD fabrics are now used in a variety of industries, including apparel, home furnishings, automotive, and medical.

The modern PFD process has changed considerably since its early days. Today, fabrics are pre–treated with a variety of chemical agents, such as pretreatment agents and dye–fixing agents, to make them more receptive to dyes. The process is also much faster and more cost–effective than in the past.

Despite the changes, the principles of PFD remain the same: to create a fabric that is more receptive to dye, and to make the dyeing process easier and more cost–effective. PFD fabrics are an important part of the textile industry, and their popularity is likely to continue for many years to come.

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