The makers have incorporated modern multi-coloured dyes and candle wax resists into their techniques. A recent innovation has been the use of screen printing and ‘spatter’ pattern designs. Men and women are now involved in production, but women still remain in charge of the market. Adire is at the forefront of fashion design. Nigerian designers are showcasing Adire at fashion shows around the world.
Curators are actively engaging artists, authors, craftspeople, historians, and storytellers to bring the rich tangible and intangible Yoruba culture into the Centre.