Maku Pop-Up in Zürich 1-3 Dec & in Basel 13-14 Dec - "be here..."

MAKU, which means "weaving shuttle" in Bengali, 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.

MAKU was founded by Santanu Das, 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. 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.

I met Santanu in 2014 and felt that I had finally found the clothes that my soul had always wanted to wear! From a user I became a supporter of MAKU, and since a year I am part of the MAKU team, with the collection presented now carrying my contribution.

The collection be here... is a call for awareness, an invitation to be present, look around and realize how our actions and life-style have clear consequences on the Earth we live in. Every garment from the collection is named after an animal or plant that is in danger of extinction or is already extinct as a consequence of our life-style.

This is great opportunity for people interested in slow, conscious and sustainable fashion to touch, feel, smell, try and buy MAKU clothes, and ask all the questions you want about the process and production of the fabrics and garments.

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

Venue in Zürich:

ap store & gallery

St. Peterhofstatt 12
8001 - Zürich

Sunday, December 1st from 11:00 to 18:00 hr

Monday, December 2nd from 13:00 to 20:00 hr
Tuesday, December 3rd from 11:00 to 18:00 hr

Private appointments outside of the opening times possible. Contact me through the Contact form or by e-mail to or

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Venue in Basel:

noa : yoga

Luftgässlein 4
4051 - Basel

Friday, December 13th from 10:00 to 19:00 hr

Saturday, December 14th from 11:15 to 18:00 hr

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