Maku Textiles Pop-Up in Basel - 14.-16. June 2019
After a successful Pop-Up in Zürich, my friend Salome Noah invited me to present the beautiful MAKU clothes at her Yoga studio in Basel!
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 realized 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 color - from the palest powder blue to black. But for MAKU, indigo extends beyond its color 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 touch, feel, smell, try and buy MAKU clothes.
For the Pop-Up, we will be presenting the collection Change Bengal, and his new line of men shirts.
Friday, June 14th from 11:00 to 19:00 hr
Saturday, June 15th from 11:30 to 16:00 hr
Sunday, June 16th from 10:00 to 15:00 hr
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