We’re proud to introduce a number of styles in our spring collection that are cut from our Indigo Ikat Plaid, a beautiful and thoughtfully crafted fabric. Made from a blend of organic cotton and hemp, it can be found on this season’s Saria, Lana, Leona, and Malcolm, all parts of our Sustainable Series.
Ikat (meaning "bind" in Indonesian) is a technique that uses resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. Other resist dyeing methods like tie dye and batik are applied to the already woven cloth, making this method unique and sought after.
Since the surface pattern design is created by the yarn itself and not on the finished cloth, with ikat both fabric faces are patterned. A characteristic of ikat textiles is an apparent "blurriness" to the design. The blurriness is a result of the difficulty the weaver has lining up the dyed yarns so that the pattern comes out perfectly in the finished cloth.