The 80’s and 90’s have made their way back into our hearts and our closets. The vintage retro style is in and we at Mitchell’s Cap Co. can manufacture any fabric treatment or wash that customers could ever want.
Acid wash is no longer just for denim. Traditionally, acid washing was a process that would chemically break down the fibre of the jean, leaving behind a dye faded, weaker fabric. Another fad was stonewashed denim that was manufactured with pumice stones in industrial washing machines. Today the method has changed, where manufacturers can distress the material in the same way, without the negative effects to the fabric. This process ensures the product maintains high quality while allowing the style to be reborn on a variety of different fabrics.
The washes of each fabric can drastically change the look and feel of the hat or cap. As you can see in the images below, acid wash creates a tough and distressed look while the sublimation wash creates a softer, worn and faded feel from a print or design. Denim is of course the go to fabric to treat, but the fact is that almost any fabric can be given the worn look, from corduroy to cotton.
Inspired by the 80’s but reborn by fashion and music icons today, washed prints are here to stay. Fabric treated hats and caps are the perfect accessories coming into the summer months. The style is on trend for festivals and this style is perfect for days spent at the beach providing an awesome laidback vibe. Whether it is a reversible snow wash bucket hat or a light stone washed flat peak cap, wash style caps are lightweight and provide stylish sun protection for youths and adults alike.
Tie Dye is another trending style that is making its way back into the mainstream. Tie Dye dates back to over 3000 years ago, but what makes it on trend today is the element that no two designs are exactly the same. Giving customers the ability to stand out in the crowd, the Tie Dye pattern is popular with skate culture and can be seen at music and art festivals across the globe. Prints that customers can’t get enough of today include the dip dye/ombre, sublimation print and the distinctive Tie Dye print.