I am Alexandra Theohari and I am the founder and designer of KLOTHO.
KLOTHO was founded in 2016 in Crete, a place I call home by now although I was born and raised in Thessaloniki, a town in North Greece. I found myself in Crete after completing my degree in English Literature.
I went on studying the History of Arts at the University of Crete and a few years later I attended a course on Fashion Design.
On this magic island, full of positive energy, friendly people, strong local colour and ancient tradition, amazing landscapes and fertile land I met my husband and gave birth to our four beautiful children.
I easily fit into the local culture and soon felt a strong attraction for the island’s traditional crafts.
The day I accidentally found myself at the weaving studio of the Monastery of St. Irene in Rethymno was fated. I was impressed and inspired by the fine textures, the exquisite quality of fabrics coming out of huge looms, destined to become habits for priests.
I was convinced that these looms could source the raw material for high end, artisanal garments carrying cultural value at the same time.
A few days later I had renovated my grandma’s loom and started working and experimenting under the guidance of the nuns who are top weavers and really owe them a lot.
That was just the beginning of KLOTHO’s journey.
At the moment we have three wooden hand looms in production mode and we are experimenting on an inkle loom.
Me and my team of weavers, creative directors, digital marketers work hard to present a modern and fresh attitude of our weaving items while maintaining an heirloom quality.
KLOTHO has already gained attention of the media and has featured in several magazines and documentaries.
My ambition is to run a conscious and thoughtful brand, hopefully global, that will treat weaving not as an art purposed for museums but as a living art aligned with our daily lives and modern lifestyle.