Pigment dye sits on top of your finished garment instead of embedding into the fabric. Don’t get us wrong. There’s still a little science behind the process to bind the dye pigments to the garment, but it’s more coating than changing the actual chemistry throughout the whole fabric. Pigment dyeing is a craft. It creates a weathered and worn-in look to your clothes because it’s not an even dyeing process. And that’s exactly the point. A naturally distressed t-shirt's color might start to fade in the seams, around the collar, the waistband. Who knows! That’s the beauty of the process. No two pigment-dyed pieces are alike. Its uneven tone is an art.