How does Black Fridye work?
STEP 1 - Turn your wardrobe inside out to find those old favs you stopped wearing because they look a bit tired. Count them up and buy one re-dye credit for every garment you want to refresh.
STEP 2 - Drop your clothes off at any Citizen Wolf or Nique store around Australia, or alternatively send them direct to our factory in St Peters (details in the footer below).
STEP 3 - We'll get to work and your clothes will be returned to the delivery address you gave on checkout.
Re-dye credits are available to buy here anytime until 11:59 PM on Monday December 2, 2019.
We then need to receive your clothes at the factory before we break for Xmas on December 22.
We'll return everything in late January 2020.
How much is postage?
Return postage is included in the price but you have to get the clothes to us. You can drop them off at either Citizen Wolf location or any one of seven Nique stores around Australia for free, or otherwise your local post office will be able to help.
Can you dye any existing colour?
Yes, you can send any garment in any colour and we'll dye it black. The darker the base colour the blacker the result, but even pure white will come back AC/DC.
Can you dye blended fabrics?
We use industrial dyes designed for natural plant-based fibres, so as long as the blend is all natural it'll be fine. Cottons, bast fibres (like hemp or linen) and cellulosics (like viscose, bamboo or Tencel) all dye beautifully.
But any garment with either polyester or nylon in the blend will not dye those yarns because petro-fabrics require a different process and the result may be a melange of the original colour synthetic fibres and the new over-dyed black natural fibres.
That said we've tested jeans made from a blend of 98% Cotton / 2% Elastane (which is definitely not natural!) and it worked perfectly, though higher percentages are not guaranteed.
Unfortunately merino and other types of wool didn't work very well in testing so we can't accept them.
Will my clothes shrink?
Well-loved clothes that have been washed countless times are almost certainly fine, but our industrial dryers will shrink anything that's not already stable, so we make no guarantees. And things like leather patches on your jeans may shrink even if the fabric itself doesn't.
It's important to understand that by choosing to get involved with Black Fridye you release us from any damage liability.
Will labels and stitching get dyed?
Generally yes, though it depends on composition. A good rule of thumb is that if it's not a button, zip or rivet, best assume it'll go black.
Anything natural including leather patches will take the dye but any synthetic fibres or threads won't, so there is a chance that the garment goes black but the stitching remains the original colour.
What if I'm not in Australia?
Black Fridye is only available to Australian residents at the moment. If you're not lucky enough to live in the lucky country, show your love for the planet by getting on your DIY.
Approximately $15 in dye plus a few messy hours will get you a decent result, though supermarket dyes fade more quickly than our industrial process.