Dress with Shweshwe fabric has been compared to what other countries would refer to as denim. Several modern designers have taken to using the product extensively and can be seen everywhere from local South African dress shops to Pinterest to online stores that sell internationally. As dresses made with Shweshwe fabric become increasingly popular, the genuine Shweshwe fabric has to struggle with an increase in counterfeit impersonators that sell for half the price. There are counterfeiters throughout Europe, South Africa, and China. These counterfeits can be identified by their inferior quality and lack of vibrancy in their colors. Counterfeits taking shortcuts in the quality and design can usually be identified after a single wash, while the original Shweshwe fabric is of significantly higher quality.