Art of Shibori

The Art of Shibori

Shibori is the traditional Japanese technique of using intricate folds, stitches or twists, and a dye of rich indigo, to create airy, organic patterns.

Our team of designers met with a local shibori expert to learn this ancient craft and gather inspiration for the Tommy Bahama spring collection. As fabric was pulled from the die, rinsed and unfolded, beautiful, hand-crafted patterns emerged. These unique blue creations mirrored deep ocean shades, clouds drifting by on relaxed afternoons and starry night skies. Basically everything Tommy Bahama is about.

The Art of Shibori

With creative wheels turning, our designers took to their drawing boards to begin the design process. The result is a gorgeous collection of two-tone pieces. Some are dyed by hand, on others, conventional printing methods to were used to duplicate shibori. Check out these breezy, lightweight tops, dresses, scarves—and amazing swimwear. They’re perfect for travel, beach days or evenings out.

The Art of Shibori