— The Re-Colour label refers to a two-step garment dyeing process. First the garment is dyed with an acid based (nylon) or direct/reactive (natural fiber) dye. Subsequently the piece is cold pigment dyed. The pigment dye does not blend with the previous dye but wraps itself around the fiber of the fabric, choosing the most easily accessible surfaces whilst avoiding seams and creases.
The result is a zonal tone-on-tone effect reminiscent of a good-quality worn-in pair of jeans or the thin coat of dust enveloping rally car after a dry race. Hard-core fans of Italian sportswear will remember C.P. Company’s Tinto Terra series from the late 2000s, which, although limited to the use of local earth pigments, opened the door to pigment dyeing.