On February 22nd, Lapstone & Hammer will be releasing our debut cut-and-sew collection, DIP DYE 2020, that combines elements of sportswear and workwear. As we get ready for this special launch, we wanted to give a peek behind the scenes of the creation process.
This project is a continuation of our in-house dye program, expanding upon the techniques we explored in our previous releases like "Indigo Dip Dye", "Coral Reef", "Mud Dye", Stance "Grateful Dead" socks and New Era "Midsummer Classic" caps. The garments in this collection were all made in Philadelphia on 100% cotton, prepared-for-dye (PFD) fabrics cut from our own original patterns. Every piece was garment-dyed by hand at our facility in Philadelphia, and then finished off with a mineral wash.
Actually, they aren't really finished. The colors shown in these pictures - indigo, olive and coral - are derived from the natural world, where they are continually reacting to the elements and changing their appearance. Dip Dye 2020 mimics that process, as the color of the garments will continue to fade and break down over time with continued wear and washing, giving the clothes an evolving vintage feel.
Lapstone & Hammer Dip Dye Spring 2020 will be available on Saturday, February 22nd @ 10:00am EST in-store and 12:00pm EST online.
Photos by Evan Kaucher