The History of Gold Cross
Dye Manufacturers of Australia began its history at the start of this century as a small chemical company preparing ointments and medicinal preparations. Colorants were used in the preparations and a progression into the manufacture of package dyes for use in clothing and foodstuff occurred. The company prospered and as medical science developed, diversified into the importation of medical ancillaries. Larger premises were purchased in Fortitude Valley to accommodate the increased activity. Eventually new medicines became available and the salves and unguents prepared by the company lost favour. The dye business however, grew.
XX = Full Strength Colour
X = Good Colour but not full strength
A = Full Colour – add acid
O = will not dye
Note: This guide is an indication only. Fabrics with special dressings and finishing (eg water proofing) will not dye regardless of fabric type. Manufacturers care instructions on garments must also be followed.