MAACH - The Bengal looms
The disappearance of several species for fish and overall damage to marine life and oceans due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change is a grave matter. We would like to raise awareness towards conservation of marine life and the fish through the Maach collection.
Our slow fashion de-tour takes us to our co- creators the dexterous handloom weavers from state of West Bengal, we share fondness for the fish motif and gossamer handloom cotton Begumpuri weaves.
The soft hand-woven indigenous Bengal cotton (taant- Weave in Bangla language) spun into beautiful fine yarn and handwoven in such delicate yet durable fabric.
This fabric drapes beautifully in free-flowing relaxed silhouette much like the crisp dhotis and saris of Bengal.
The vintage ruched sari-blouses of the Bengali women bear a resemblance to the fluttering fins of the Maach- fish and serve an apt inspiration for ruching, crisp pleating and fine tailoring.