Taking their name from a Japanese method of tie dying garments, SHIBORI THREADS is the new frontier of custom cut & sew streetwear apparel. Their designs are intricate and bold, encompassing collaborations with notable pop culture brands and artists within the metal scene from which they came. Since launching earlier this year, the brand have collaborated on previous drops with Dance Gavin Dance, Killswitch Engage, Crown The Empire, Erra, Fit For A King, August Burns Red, The Deathcore Collection feat. Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Thy Art Is Murder, Veil of Maya, Carnifex and Despised icon and their original Slaughter to Sacrifice drop, a mash up of Brand Of Sacrifice and Slaughter To Prevail. Every single drop has sold out before the week-long availability window closed, with some selling out in less than 24 hours. The store has featured in the top 1% trafficked stores on Shopify, driving around 20,000 monthly visitors.
Speaking on the enormous success of SHIBORI THREADS, Leo Valeri shares
“Kyle and I have been active in the music industry and very tuned into streetwear and alternative fashion for a long time now, so we set out to create a brand that bridges the barrier between the edgy imagery you find in metal, and the robust palettes and high quality of today’s streetwear trends. Coming up in the metal scene, we noticed something missing when it came to creative and colorful band merchandise. Most rock artists just print on black shirts… which is kind of boring, considering the extremely lively and exciting music they often make.
“When it all began, Shibori Threads was just a passion project run out of our apartments. We were literally printing labels and shipping everything on our own, by hand. We considered it a great way to work with and support some of our favorite artists during the pandemic while making apparel we would actually wear.”
Each design is extremely limited with only 500 pieces available for a 1 week period starting Friday, November 26th, 2021. Fans should note that due to each item being hand-made, there is a production turn around of 6-8 weeks.
With more exciting brand and band collabs on the way, SHIBORI THREADS are only just getting started. Follow the trail of dye—or get left behind