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.
An oversized dress in green indigo jamdani*. The dress has a round
neck, straight dropped shoulders, full sleeves with selvedge detail, gussets, gathers below the front and back yoke, side slits, and selvedge detail at the hem.
S/M: 100cm bust / 110cm length
M/L: 115cm bust / 110cm length
*Jamdani is an ancient form of handloom cotton weaving. Motifs are incorporated by introducing supplementary weft threads into the warp with fine bamboo sticks, using individual spools of thread.
- 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.