Where the hell can I get acid dye in Manila?

Back in 2009, I was able to buy this whimsical Prada Tessuto Robot Tote 6 but I never got the chance to use it and it was stuck inside my closet. I had few misgivings with the color because it was something I have never carried before. I didn’t mind the robot detail because it was exquisitely done, but lightly blue was something I was not keen about.

Prada Tessuto Robot 6 - head - Manila, Philippines

Prada Tessuto Robot 6 - body

But along came Ondoy and destroyed some of my items. I was most devastated when I saw that this Tessuto Robot Tote has sustained irremovable stains because of the light-colored material. I initially tried removing it, of course, but to no avail. Then last year, since I no longer had any use for it, my DIY-inclined self kicked in and I spent a weekend coloring the bag to black:

Prada Tessuto Robot 6 DIY Project - Before and After

I was first happy with it and even used it several times, but at some point, I really want to make the look more finished. Yes, the bag was accidentally destroyed and I have technically altered its basic identity. LOL But what else can I do? Last Sunday, I was out to look for something to dye the bag. After careful research, I’ve read that the best thing to use to dye nylon was an acid dye. I searched and searched but there was none for sale in the area.

Venus Dye locally-known as 'jobos'

So I grabbed the nearest thing to acid dye that I could get — three sachets of Venus dyes, more popularly known as ‘jobos‘. But until today, I still haven’t done anything with it and I’m still thinking of where I can find an acid dye! I’ve tried looking on Sulit.com but the one selling was offering it on the bulk (a supplier) and I just mentioned I only needed a couple of grams. I never got a reply. LOL I made up my mind that I’m fine with the bag being black, even the details. I can make it as my own reusable bag (does it need to be Prada? Really? LOL), always stashed inside my bag. With all the eco-consciousness going on in Metro Manila recently (which makes me extremely happy!), I can do with a little reusing/recycling myself. Now, where to find some acid dye? Hmmm…

bryologue

8 Comments

    • Hi there! I got them from this office supplies store in the Marikina Public Market. I bet you can get some from National Bookstore as well. =)

      • Hi Bryologue,

        If you still want to continue your project, Deovir is selling acid dye’s. I am sure they have Rit. There’s a branch on SM North EDSA and Recto (main branch). This is where I buy most of my craft supplies. πŸ™‚ Here is the link –> http://www.deovirarts.com/

        • Yay! Thanks for this! The tessuto bag is still sitting somewhere and I’ll work on this one of these days. πŸ™‚

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