But, recognizing the difference between textiles can be difficult, even for those in the proverbial "biz." So, how does any customer, whether shopping limited label Missoni or at the Gap, really know what to ask for? Does it really matter what the print is called in regards to its cultural origin? I can't be sure. I don't think any smart retailer sets out to offend cultural groups, if not only because it's hardly savvy business practice. But, is it possible we've become too "politically correct?" So much so that we have to make up ridiculously hard to remember and sometimes even more difficult to pronounce names for Hawaiian shirts? (Ahem: Aloha Print...alright so that one is pretty simple.) Just a thought.....perhaps a totally off base one at that. However, considering it is my blog, I suppose I'm allowed to rant then? :) I would love to hear opinions about this one, though. Tell me I'm wrong! Nothing I love more than a good style debate. :) :)
Check the article out here: http://www.refinery29.com/fashion-prints-hawaiian-tribal/slideshow#slide-1
Dutch Wax Print
And the very popular Ikat print..