Our Story

In 1988 John Breining the founder of Metro Dyeing began working in a fabric dyeing mill in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Still in high school John proved himself to be a dedicated worker and excelled to become a salesman for the company, where he also realized the vital importance of having a unique customer service culture. Another thing that he noticed was that the factory had high minimum yardage requirements and slow turnaround times which often frustrated the demanding customers.

One day while having lunch in the factory with a friend John came up with the idea to start his own company specializing in dyeing small production runs for the busy design studios in Manhattan.  This service would offer fast turn-around dyeing with no minimum yardage requirements, driven by a unique customer service culture.  Metro Dyeing was born!

John advertised the fledgling Metro Dyeing by taking the bus to New York City and selling its services door-to-door.  The news of the unique concept and superior quality spread quickly, and soon companies like Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein were demanding their services. John knew that short time lines and high quality dyeing were albeit crucial with customers, so he decided to move the dyeing facility to 306 W. 38th Street in the heart of the Garment District in New York City where the company headquarters remain today. Shortly after moving, Metro Dyeing was lauded as the premier sample dyeing service to Manhattan’s most prestigious design studios, and still is today.

In 2007 after careful consideration, John decided to take advantage of our unique experience in dyeing and expand our array of services to individual garment dyeing available to the general public, including dress dyeing services. Since then Metro Dyeing has dyed individual garments for just about every walk of life, from Saturday Night Live calling with a last minute need to change the color of a pair of booties for Will Ferrell to a customer in the Midwest looking to revitalize their favorite pair of jeans to Scrubs for the Dr. Oz Show.  We have won multiple awards including The Best Garment Dyeing Company in 2010 by NY Magazine.

Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, Metro Dyeing has been built on exceptional customer service, same-day order processing, and the finest fabric dyeing services available to the trade. Though the company hardly resembles its humble beginnings, the dedication to quality remains unchanged: For first class customer service and the most advanced dyeing services available, Metro Dyeing is the unparalleled leader in fabric dyeing.