Shibori is one of Japan’s most popular dyeing techniques. It is created using one of four techniques that prevent the dye from hitting certain areas of the fabric (binding, sewing, folding, and wrapping). This technique is very time consuming and is no longer produced in the same way it once was. Today, many designers have tried to bring it back, and have even tried to put in on bed spreads and in their clothing lines. However, it is rarely done because of the cost to do so. As for the legal and moral issues that affects Japan, there is no legal protection stopping people from using the technique. It has been around so long that it is basically free-domain. Even though, in Japan it is considered a sacred technique that is used for very important fabric.