I have to admit, I'm not typically into tie dyed accessories, with exception to my six-year-old "vintage" Sperry Top-Siders (which I like because the dye adds a bit of edge to arguably the least edgy shoe in the world), but when I saw this Rebecca Atwood beauty, I was swayed. Before she dips her 8" x 10" pouches in dye, the Brooklyn-based designer folds them using a modified version of a traditional Japanese Shibori technique, creating the unique rectangle pattern you see, and ensuring every single one will be slightly different. The pouches are canvas cotton in front and metallic linen stripe on the reverse and interior and retail for $58.
This scarf from Kirkio is like a long distance relationship that results in marriage (yay!) because it combines two different heritage fabrics—chambray and Kasuri—from two different countries—America and Japan. I love the way the pattern looks like it's bleeding, which is very similar to Indian ikat. This process in Japan is called Kasuri, which is derived from the word "kasureru," which means "blurred." The patterns are made with individually dyed threads which are woven by hand on wooden looms in Japan, but each scarf is sewn, pressed, and packaged by hand in Portland, Oregon. The scarves measure 72" x 15" each and retail for $89.