Maku Pop-Up in Zürich 17.-19. November 2022 - "The Blue Clan" & "Dianthus"


The Blue Clan

You are a part of me now.
You touched me.
With your kindness and love, so enchanted.
Your soft lips are kind.
Your eyes glow with light.
I'm glad you touched me.
You are a part of me now.
You are The Blue Clan.
 - Lloyd Carl Owle -



MAKU, which means "weaving shuttle" in Bengali, is a slow fiber movement that uses only hand-spun and hand-woven cloth, the designs of which are realized in collaboration with artisans on their looms.

MAKU was founded by Santanu Das, a textile designer from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, that has long been influenced by the testimony of the Indian textile heritage, culture and skills. Santanu has also taken steps towards designing a system to develop a better living environment panning from recycling waste to distribution of wealth to the weaker section of the society.

I met Santanu in 2014 and felt that I had finally found the clothes that my soul had always yearned to wear! Since 2018 I am an integral part of MAKU, contributing to the brainstorming process of fabric and garment design and developing the narrative behind some of the collections. I am really happy to share my passion about MAKU with you.




"Where winters are mild, Dianthus can be grown as a winter annual."


I am very grateful to Stefania Samadelli for inviting me to do this pop-up at her store:


paradis des innocents
Oetenbachgasse 7
8001 - Zürich


Thursday, Nov 17th from 13:00 to 19:30 h

Friday, Nov 18th from 11:00 to 18:30 h

Saturday, Nov 19th from 10:00 to 17:00 h

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Learn about the concept and philosophy of MAKU and see MAKU's creations on Facebook or Instagram.


 Some pictures from the "The Blue Clan" collection:

Tahoma Mohe Anagama
Catori Mato Kamama
Georgia YapiTahomaM

Some pictures from the "Dianthus" collection:

Aconite Anemone Zibaa
Azira Hyacinth Peony
Apollo EnkiAester