The Tie Dye Project’s journey began in 2017. The Parmenter sisters were having a coffee on a beautiful Gilly day and thinking about how we could fill our summer holidays with something fun but also meaningful.

    Tie Dying was something we had done with our mum (Gilly). We remember being at the Byron Markets years and years ago and mum being outraged and/or impressed with the price they were selling DIY Tie-Dye T-shirts. As she often did, she took it into her own hands and ordered bucket loads of dye and started doing a stall at the Glenmore Road Public School Fair each year.

    More than 10 years on, we thought, why not bring it back in memory of our mum? We love doing it and people love wearing it! We lost our mum to a long battle with mesothelioma in 2013, so the fight for a cure for cancer is very close to our hearts. Years on, while the focus has shifted slightly to sarcoma based research, we are still fighting for the same cause, supporting other patients and families affected.