Athena Maxi Dress
Flowy maxi caftan adorned with hand-printed floor plan of Parthenon temple, Athens, Greece.
- 100% Silk
- Adjustable silk belt
- Handcrafted in Greece
- One size
Ethical made pieces offer the opportunity to invest in exceptional clothing that have been consciously crafted and last forever. This summer caftan being 100% hand-printed in Soufli, Greece and hand-stitched in-house at our Athens ateliers, is a key piece for an elegant woman’s wardrobe.
For Mia Papaefthimiou setting up MIA PAPA as an ethical and ‘slow’ fashion brand dedicated to sustainable practices considering both people working on it and the planet was mandatory. For this reason the brand has collaborated from day one with expertized local artisans who craft the entire production line by hand, from sewing to printing.
The Parthenon (438 BC) is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Athena was known as Parthenos (‘virgin’) because, she was believed to remain perpetually a virgin. Athena’s temple is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.
Athena as the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilisation, law and justice, as well as of arts and crafts, is embodied perfectly on our cover girl Alexandra, who is the Secretary of the Executive Board of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures (IARPS) and Founder and President of the Austrian Committee for the Repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures. Alexandra studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens and continued her studies in Palaeography with transcriptions of various Manuscripts in ancient Greek and Latin. Later on, she moved to Vienna, Austria, where she completed her Master Studies in Europe’s Cultural Heritage, History and Law and wrote her Thesis on the sensitive subject of the Repatriation of all the plundered Parthenon Sculptures. Parallel to her work as a Palaeographer, she studies Law at the University of Vienna and fights daily the status quo alongside her team, by raising awareness, engaging the community, facing challenges and spreading the Code of Ethics of Cultural Heritage through conventions, publications and various projects.