Tie-dye is a term used in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist dyeing techniques, and for the products of these processes. The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye(s). The manipulations of the fabric prior to application of dye are called resists, as they partially or completely prevent the applied dye from colouring the fabric. This technique became very popular in in 1960s following the example set by rock stars such as Janis Joplin. Currently we are witnessing a revival of this tie dye technique and its different styles like shibori and ikat in fashion. But also in interior design the free spirit of this colourful style is being used to create interesting new product ranges and home textiles.