Tie-Dye Factory

Come visit our store-front in Downtown!

We sell the best tie-dye around!

Our t-shirts are made out of 100% recycled material, and any shirts that are bought in the store can be returned to us, once worn, for up-cycling! We will use the old shirts for new projects, like combining multiple to make a blanket or bag. We see the issues of pollution and are not willing to be a factor in it. We want to keep our environment clean, and would like you all to be a part of the cause with us. For every shirt you buy, you will receive a reusable grocery bag as a free gift!

We are a sole proprietorship!

Our owner's name is Marissa Gomez and she has been creating tie-dye materials since the age of 13. At the young age of 17 she opened this shop, starting in her garage, and two years later was able to open the store-front we currently use.

Marissa's Standpoint:

I decided to start this business because I loved making things by myself and I realized that people liked what I was making. Running a business by yourself can be daunting, but it definitely has its perks. It is a pretty easy thing to manage compared to some other businesses, and I was able to start it all on my own. I didn't have to rely on anyone or their money. I loved the fact that I wouldn't have to answer to anyone, and I can make the decisions on my own. I know what's best for my company and I am able to take chances and risks. At the same time though, I am fully responsible for everything. I don't have other people to help me out of a bind when I need it, but I do have some people that support me and have helped me out along the way. My parents allowed me to pursue this as my dream and they even gave me some money to start out with supplies.

Some people judge me for the fact that I employ young people to work for me, but I know that I am doing the right thing. High schoolers and young adults in college need spending money, or money to save up over the summer. I am able to provide that for them, and work around their schedules. As a self-owned business, it would be hard to provide benefits and a full salary to a mother raising two kids.

Also, because I am hands on in the shop, I am able to listen to said employees. I don't have to worry about disgruntled employees because I have a close relationship with all of the people I employ and make sure I keep up to date with them and their lives. I also have an anonymous survey website that I give all of my employees access to so that if they have concerns that they do not want to directly bring to my attention, they can express them through that outlet. My father worked for a company once that had a labor union, and he came home multiple nights complaining about his bosses not listening to "the little people". I do not want to be one of those businesses, so I try my best to make my employees and their concerns a priority.