The Garb Darb is the Darb in charge of the Darb Garb. They are in charge of all official Dabney Hovse affiliated clothing as well as organizing and running tie-dye events every term.

Available Darb Garb currently includes several designs of t-shirt, a small number of leftover Dabney jackets, and assorted items like patches and water bottles. The current inventory is available here.

Mailing List

Join a mailing list which is specifically dedicated to all things Darb Garb.
Garb Darb Mailing List

Available Shirt Designs

Shirts in the Works

These are all designs that have been vectorized and may potentially become future Darb Garb.

Submit Designs

Are you artsy? Can you draw halfway decently? Are you willing to get your bad memes drawn to life out there? Got a Dabney related doodle? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can submit sketches of your design on this form: (NOTE ADD FORM). You can submit anonymously or take credit for your design, whichever makes you feel more comfortable.

Not artsy but still imaginative? You can also submit ideas for shirts on this form: (NOTE ADD FORM) You can take credit for your idea or not. Eventually some enterprising Darb (Garb or otherwise) will take your idea to heart and make it into the masterpiece it deserves.

Dyeing Instructions

  • Gloves (nitrile is best)
  • Soda ash
  • Urea (optional, tends to create stronger, brighter colors)
  • Dyes
  • Dye bottles
  • Rubber bands and/or zip ties
  • Gallon zip-lock bags and/or trash bags
  • Tarp
  • Large Bucket
  • Dyeable items: white or light colored fabrics made of natural materials (eg. cotton, rayon, etc)
Event Instructions
  1. Fold your fabric and secure it with rubber bands or zip ties (optional: mark garment to more easily identify it later)
  2. Soak in soda ash bucket for 20-30 minutes
  3. With gloved hands, remove soaked fabric, wring out extra soda ash to prevent excessive dripping
  4. Move to the tarp, apply dyes to the fabric using the dye bottles
  5. Once satisfied, place dyed fabric in a bag for temporary storage
Tie Dye Aftercare
  1. Wait 24-48 hours. The longer the wait, the more vibrant the colors will be.
  2. Remove the dyed fabric and untie it
  3. Rinse and soak the dyed fabric in water, occasionally wringing it to dry. Continue until the water running off the garment is clear. This should take five to ten minutes.
  4. Launder and dry the garment on its own or with other newly dyed garments (to prevent dye from rubbing off onto other clothes).
  5. Enjoy!
For Garb Darbs: Running Tie Dye
  1. Check stock for chemicals (dyes, soda ash, urea, etc) and materials (gloves, rubber bands, bottles). Tie Dye chemicals and bottles can be bought at Dharma Trading.
  2. Prepare soda ash bucket and dye bottles. Good instructions can be found at Dharma Trading.
  3. Place a clean tarp and dye bottles in the Dabney backyard as an area for dyeing. Do not dye on brick surfaces, they can be stained permanently.
  4. Begin the event! Explain to people how to tie shirts, how to dye shirts, and how to wash them.
  5. After the event, excess dye and soda ash can be poured into the courtyard drains, dilute them first with COPIOUS amounts of water (use a hose)
  6. The tarp should be hosed off in the garden until the water running off the tarp is clear. Dye water can run directly into the dirt in the garden. Let the tarp dry when done.

Bleach Dye

Event Instructions
Bleach Dye Aftercare
For Garb Darbs: Running Bleach Dye

Available Dyes

  • Tom├ís Wexler (2021)
  • Danny Wendt (2019)
  • Andrea Hands Arocha (2018)
  • Cayla Dedrick (2017)
  • Nadine Bradbury (2016)
  • Oriel Humes (2015)
  • Chris Dosen (2014)

*current Garb Darb is italicized

  • Matthew Morgan (2013)
  • Michael Wheeler (2013)
  • Paul Zhang (2012)
  • Jade Yang (2012)
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