Fanny, an inspiring young dancer

fanny portrait
Fanny Wiard fell in love with Bharatanatyam as a child. The incredible richness and depth of this demanding dance fascinated her instantly!

She started her training with Kalpana in Paris, whose generous yet rigorous teaching encouraged her to go and learn this traditional art at its source, in India. Therefore, she has been living in Chennai for the past 2 years where she is training under Kalaimamani Kuttalam Selvam and Sangeeta Isvaran for Abhinaya (face expression).
Curious, she is also learning Carnatic singing and Kalari to complement her dance practice.

Creative and full of enthusiam, she is now excelling at telling stories with her eyes and grace.

Summer collection 2015 in the making!

The summer collection 2015 is in the making, with a handful of smiles and this season a real purple fever!!!

Melissa coupant une magnifique soie violette pour un top "Kazar"
Melissa cutting a precious purple Silk for a “Kazar top”
c'est le sourire de la fièvre violette!
It’s the purple fever smile!
difficile de travailler au patronnage avec ce petit coquin alentour!
Difficult to work on patterning with this little devil around!
Parameshvari s'attelle au sampling de la robe Romantique
Parameshvari doing the first sample of the Romantique dress
la gradation de la robe "romantique" dans un rayon de soleil :-)
“Romantique” dress pattern, in a ray of light
les cahiers en cours de création: sélection des couleurs dans les chûtes de soie
notebooks in the making: selecting colors
C'est la souriante Renuka qui brode les séries de carnets
It’s smiling Renuka who embroiders the series of notebooks
tout un lot d'écharpes brodées main réalisées avec les chûtes de la collection
A whole new lot of hand embroidered scarves made from left overs of the collection
Shengabavalli cous précautionneusement les bords des écharpes brodées main
Shengabavalli is carefully stitching the edges of the hand embroidered scarves

Takla Makan at T Mode Fair in Paris !

Takla Makan expose au salon T MODE pendant le Grand Marché de l'Art et de la Création à Paris
Takla Makan expose au salon T MODE pendant le Grand Marché de l’Art et de la Création à Paris

Friends from Paris, come and see us during the fair! Ethical fashion will be all over the place! Clothes, accessories, colors and ethic for summer 2016!
Grand Marché de l’Art et de la Création à Paris.





Art workshop at Gayatri House, Fonds du Coeur

Art workshop at Gayatri House with Anne-Laure Jalladeau

Melissa has been involved in Fonds du Cœur, an endowment fund which finances the Gayatri House, a daycare center for kids from Pondicherry’s slums.

This month, along with our friend Anne-Laure Jalladeau from ‘Om Design‘, a designer and art teacher, we organized art workshops on color for the kids.
At home, these kids have no toys, no equipment and no support to develop their creativity and imagination…

Here are some pictures of our budding artists !


The center is a breath of fresh air for their mothers ; they know that their kids are fed and being taken care of when they’re there. The Gayatri House give them the chance to explore their curiosity, sensitivity, talents and to enjoy their childhood.


On 5th March, in Nantes, Nathalie Payraudeau, President of FDC, is a fundraising event for the International Woman’s Day. The event will take place in the Galerie Grand Val in Orvault, the whole Saturday.

Fonds du Coeur will be introduced through a photo exhibition ; to celebrate all women, 10mn of massage will be offered from 10am to 6pm thanks to the massage practice Io Senso. Melissa will also be offering foot reflexology.
Gayatri House

The Mancharpes, must-have ethical accessory! Takla Makan

Grab your Mancharpe, the must-have accessory for the mid-season! If you buy it on our online shop, get 30% discount with the code SALES2016.

Takla Makan is offering you a limited edition of Mancharpes, woolen sleeves-scarves, to accessorize your jacket or any outfit.
It’s an asymetrical scarf with a sleeve on one side. Slide your hand inside and drape the shawl on your shoulder. Stunning look for sure!

Every piece if unic, in hand-woven wool, ornated with patchworks made of our scraps from silk, cotton and angora. Upcycling at its best!

Emerald/black, olive/black, pink/black are the colors of the wool.

Thanks to our ambassador and friend Anne-Laure Jalladeau!

Takla Makan ethical winter 2015-2016

Ethical fashion for Winter 2015-2016

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy. And so the Winter 2015-16 Collection began…
Access to our previous collections.

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