“Impact Dye”, local charitable organization, changes leadership

Class of 2017 Impact Dye Founders, Jordan Tisaranni and Alexis Pak (Photo obtained from instagram.com/impactdye)

Impact Dye is an organization that sells hand-designed, custom-made tie dyed apparel. Impact Dye has played an important role in the Poolesville community, taking part in many events at school and outside, such as Black History Month, Poolesville Day, various pep rallies, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The group was founded by Alexis Pak and Jordan Tisaranni in 2015, two then-Juniors at PHS. According to Tisaranni, now a Sophomore at UMD, Pak and herself were inspired by the book I Am Malala to support girls’ education.On January 3, 2017, Twitter user impactdye made an announcement:
“Impact Dye will be retiring when we graduate, but the idea will not be!”

Impact Dye has experienced a change in leadership: since the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Impact Dye has been under the leadership of Juniors Caroline Field and Skylar Sabas.
According to Field, she found out about the organization in her freshman year. She cited her interest in the concept of Impact Dye for her cause to join.

“They had a booth at Poolesville Day and I thought it was a really cool concept for a good cause.” Field stated.

Field had gained her opportunity to act as a leader in the group when she got into contact with Iris Yu and Bridgette Hammett, two PHS students who had led Impact Dye after Tisaranni and Pak graduated. According to Tisaranni, were Yu and Hammett were the ideal choice to keep the company running.

Tisaranni, looking back, provided some insight into what it’s like running a company.

“Starting a business has many challenges, I think the hardest one was organization and communication.” She also expressed hope in the possibility of getting to do similar work in the future. “I’m a sophomore at the University of Maryland. Though I abandoned the actual ownership of the business when I left high school, I plan on carrying the ideas behind the organization for the rest of my life. The symbolism of turning a plain T-shirt into a colorful work of art both literally and figuratively ‘making the world a brighter place’ is something I would like to implement into whatever future endeavors I get into.”

Field, too, had her own thoughts on running the organization, as well as a message for youth seeking leadership opportunities.

“As a new leader it’s so cool to see the progress the organization is making, and also amazing to see people wearing our products. To anyone trying to begin their own business or charity – in the beginning, it will be super overwhelming. There’s so much to figure out and you may think you can’t handle it but you can! The success of your idea is the best reward, and knowing that you’re helping someone else, it’s just such a good feeling.”