Manjushree Saikia hails from upper valleys of Assam, She has grown up with Assam Textiles and folk cultures. Curiosity on cultures & craft made her close to Textiles and later got introduce to fashion.
After her Graduation from National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) as a Textile Designer in 2016, she worked with few renowned textile companies for a year after that she worked as freelance stylist & designer. At the same time she was travelling to various craft Clusters across India. She was stunned by their skilled hands and more than that their humbleness & values made her realize the responsibility & thoughtfulness of a designer towards Indian artisans & society. The product making process was very crucial & much important as the mindfulness of humanity. In 2018, she started up with Ura Maku that stands alongside the sustainable movement by fashion revolution.
In Assamese, Ura means to fly and Maku is the shuttle in weaving. Shuttle is a crucial part in weaving and Textiles plays an important role. We believe that without textiles, fashion would be mere an imagination. Ura Maku is the story of every person who dares to fly high yet are rooted to their cultural values.
Ura = fly defines our timeless power suits and tailored clothes.
Maku = shuttle represents handwoven/handcrafted textiles of India
Ura Maku is not just a label, it’s a part of sustainable movement to revive handloom of India. The look is all about simplicity, driven by a focus on shape, texture, and proportion. Making it to a stylish, timeless & futuristic clothing line of apparel.