Maku Textiles was founded in 2011 by designer Santanu Das. With a passion for handwoven textiles and indigo dye, Maku produces carefully considered handmade garments that celebrate the historic craft and textile traditions of India.
From the "change Bengal" collection which honours the manufacturing industry in West Bengal, these pieces are embroidered in tribute to factories and their workers, long since closed by state sponsored unions and political issues.
The Jessop dress is a comfortably sized tunic dress made from handwoven seersucker cotton. With three quarter sleeves, round neck with slit opening, in seam pockets and side slits at hem.
Jessop & Co Ltd was established in 1788, one of the oldest companies in India, and was responsible for many firsts in industrial construction in the Jessop & Co Dum Dum factory, including an iron bridge built over River Gomti in Lucknow in 1815, the first steam boat to sail Indian waters and the first cable-stayed bridge in India.
S/M: chest 62cm (at underarm, measured flat) / across shoulder 58cm / length (from top shoulder) 89cm (+2cm at back) / sleeve length 34cm / width at hem (measured flat) 86cm
M/L: chest 69cm (at underarm, measured flat) / across shoulder 62cm / length (from top shoulder) 89cm (+2cm at back) / sleeve length 35.5cm / width at hem (measured flat) 90.5cm
- Ethically made in India
- 100% 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.