Jacquard is the main brand name of Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. based in California, USA. The business was created by the Katz family and, like so many craft supplies businesses was first based in their garage. By the 1990’s they were manufacturing art supplies using the brand name, Jacquard Products. Red Label Silk Colour dyes were Jacquard’s first product and were designed for silk painters.
Jacquard has continued to expand the product lines with ranges including Dye-Na-Flow, Lumiere and Neopaque fabric paints. Jacquard Procion MX and Jacquard Acid Dyes are popular with hand dyers, while iDye, a powder dye in a dissolvable pack, has been formulated dyeing polyester and other synthetics. Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are fine glistening mica powders for use in viscose mediums such as resin, lacquer, varnish and binders, and Jacquard SolarFast dyes work with sunlight to produce “cyanotype” blue print effects – but in a range of different colours!