The “Ikat” in the Alex + Ikat name refers to an Indonesian word meaning ‘bright, patterned textiles’ that are ‘tied, bound, or knotted’. These tapestries are incredibly intricate and instantly recognizable in the textile world. Ikat literally describes this incredible process of creating these beautiful pieces.
The company name gives a glimpse into the process of a girl, Alex, and her quest in creating beauty in the world around her. To follow along in her process, her 'ikat', gives you permission to create your own kind of beauty in your process as well.
This name is fitting name in that we feel our mission ties together the concepts that guide us: beauty, creativity, and authenticity into a single and very powerful focus.
Read a little bit more on the Journal.