This page is about Loo (that’s me), the woman behind To Dye For.
I live in Stockport, Greater Manchester, with my husband, our two children and a daft cocker spaniel.
Until February 2015 I was a train driver, but after having the children I found the job was too stressful in an already hectic life and felt that I was missing out on the fun parts of being a parent, in order to do the boring part of earning money. So we made the massive decision that no amount of money could make up for being unhappy, and I waved goodbye to the railways.
To Dye For happened quite organically. We are babywearing, natural parenting hippies at heart, and when the kids were tiny I tie-dyed a bunch of baby vests, t-shirts and muslin squares for them. They turned out brilliantly, and I really enjoyed both the process and the result of seeing my smalls wearing customised, individual clothing. People started to ask me where I had bought the funky clothes from and then if I’d dye them custom orders. From there, the kernel of To Dye For was sown. When I left my job and was wondering what do next, it became obvious that I wanted to do something creative, and tie-dyeing seemed like the natural choice.
Let the tie-dye revolution begin!