Conceptualised by Santanu Das, founder and designer of Maku Textiles, Excess curates simple fabrics from village weavers, and brings them to Kolkata to create simple, essential clothes for everyday wear.
Supporting artisans and a sustainable approach to fashion are key, recognising that we live in a world of excess, where production exceeds consumption. The handloom industry contributes to the surplus of textiles produced every year, due to design exploration and imperfections. These piles of fabrics that lie in the villages of India, are brought to us as Excess.
Excess is all about mindful creation, in a raw yet sophisticated way, giving these fabrics life, and in turn providing a good income for the weavers from otherwise dead stock.
The Checkered Top is a free size t-shirt style with boat neck, elbow length kimono sleeves, fagoting detail on the shoulder and sleeve seams, and side splits. Made from beautiful handloomed cotton in a classic blue and white windowpane check.
61cm bust (measured flat) / 59cm length (from top shoulder)
Free size - fits AU 8-14, with fit obviously varying by size
- Ethically made in India
- Pure handloomed, handwoven cotton
- Hand wash separately
NOTE: Any inconsistencies in these handloomed fabrics are not to be construed as faults, but part of the charm and beauty of their handmade nature.