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 Stripe shirt is a loose fit, long sleeved button through shirt style with side splits and flat round collar, patch pocket with selvedge detail at front, and slightly longer at the back. Made from beautiful handloomed, crisp linen and cotton, in a fresh indigo and white stripe. Fabric covered buttons using scraps of jamdani fabric add an individual touch. Perfect for layering.
Bust 62cm (measured flat) / length 71cm (79cm at the back) / sleeve (from edge of collar) 66cm
Free size, suits up to AU size 14 with ease.
- Ethically made in India
- Handloomed, handwoven fabric
- 50% cotton / 50% linen
- 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.