Tie-dye, shibori, and other resist-dye techniques have been a part of abacaxi collections since 2017. Shibori is a Japanese resist dye technique to produce patterns on fabric. There are an infinite number of ways to bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in a different pattern. Multiple techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve more elaborate results.
Japanese shibori and Indian resist dye techniques such as Bandhani and Leheriya have much in common. Bandhani, derived from the Sanskrit verbal ‘Bandh’ (to tie or to tie) dates back to as early as 4000 BC, and is a highly skilled art which involves dyeing fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points to produce a variety of patterns. Leheriya gets its name from the Rajasthani word for wave; wave patterns result from fanlike folds made on the fabric before dyeing.