Last year, ikat was the big trend in fabric. This year, it’s shibori. The fashion world has adopted the name shibori to apply to any number of shaped-resist patterns. But shibori is a Japanese word encompassing various types of shaped resist created through the manipulation of fabric. Many textile-producing cultures have their own name for tie-and-dye--you may be most familiar with the term “tie-and-dye” or just “tie dye”.