Maku Textiles Pop-Up in Zürich - 2.-7. May 2019 - Meet the designer Santanu Das

Santanu Das is a committed conceptual artist from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad that has long been influenced by the testimony of the Indian textile heritage, culture and skills. He is the founder of Maku Textiles – Maku, which means "weaving shuttle" in Bengali.

Maku is a frank slow fibre movement that uses only hand spun and hand woven cloth in natural Indigo, the designs of which are realised in collaboration with artisans on their looms. The use of a single colour is a conscious and deliberate decision of the brand, showcasing the richness and versatility of the colour - from the palest powder blue to black. But for Maku, indigo extends beyond its colour as a weapon against consumerism by limiting choice.

Santanu has also taken steps towards designing a system to develop a better living environment panning from recycling waste (e.g. the rests of fabric are transformed into hand made paper for his tags) to distribution of wealth to the weaker section of the society.

This is great opportunity for people interested in slow, conscious and sustainable fashion - including retailers - to meet Santanu, and to touch, feel, smell, try and buy Maku clothes.

For the Pop-Up, he will be presenting the collection Change Bengal, and his new line of men shirts.

Santanu will be also offering a Sari Draping workshop at Dynamo Zurich.

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

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St. Peterhofstatt 4
8001 Zürich

Opening Times:
Thursday, May 2nd from 11:00 to 18:00 hr
Friday, May 3rd from 11:00 to 18:00 hr
Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 to 18:00 hr
Monday, May 6th from 14:00 to 18:00 hr
Tuesday, May 7th from 11:00 to 18:00 hr

These times are tentative and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates. For private appointments please contact Paola Deprez (see below).

Organization and Questions:
Paola Deprez from La Luna Lädeli

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