Welcome to our second installment of the 2017 season’s Vendor Spotlights! Last week we did Nitrocup and it was a huge success. We’re sticking with the theme of spotlighting new vendors and this week we interviewed Morgan Banta, owner of To Dye For by Morgan! She works with her stepmom, Amy Chelin, and her mother, Sheryl Ives and together, they come up with the fun ideas and designs that make To Dye For successful. Let’s learn a little bit more about the business and the owner.
What made you interested in going into the tie-dying business?
I have been tie-dying for over 10 years now. Last year, my mom and I were at the Urbana’s Farmers Market and she mentioned that the Market would be the perfect place to sell my tie-dye. Everyone had always told me that I should sell it, so I decided to give it a shot at the Market. This is our first year selling our tie-dye and we are really enjoying the opportunity!
Can you give us a brief description of what your product is?
We buy new, white-cotton clothes to dye from various, local stores. We sell baby onesies, little girl shirts and dresses, little boy shirts, women’s shirts, men’s and women’s tanks, unisex fit shorts, boxers, bandanas, swim cover-ups and more. We can do various designs and colors and can dye anything white and mostly cotton!
Is there anywhere outside of the Market that we can find your product sold?
Unfortunately, not yet. We only sell at the Market currently; however, I do take special orders if people email me or contact me on our Facebook page and we hope to have an online store in the future.
Make sure to follow To Dye For by Morgan on Facebook and look for them out at the Market every Saturday!