How to wear Ikat on your first coffee date.

1. Add a modern edge to the intricacy of your Ikat by wearing monochromatic colors, putting Ikat as a statement piece. All-black is a good idea if you’re worried of getting the jitters and spilling food all over your chic outfit. Wear all-white and you’re sure to stand out in any rustic little coffee shop.

2. If you’re not familiar yet with the patterns, wear modern Ikat patterns, such as the diamond-shaped or zig-zag patterns.

3. Tongue-tied? No problem. Talk about the cultural and social responsibility of Ikat. Ikat weaving and dyeing skills are often passed down from generation to generation, making the skill second-nature to the community. The Indonesian Ikat on E v e r i n a ’s clutch is made by women in a cooperative that provides education, workshop, and training, for example on Ikat patterns and color that are marketable to the public.

Want to hear more? Stop by booth SL3041 at ASD Trade Shows until August 2, 2017 at Las Vegas Convention Center.