Leto Midi Silk Caftan
MIA PAPA's flowy midi caftan, is adorned with hand-printed floor plan of Delo's Amphitheater in the theater district in Cyclades, Greece.
- Made in Athens, Greece
- 100% natural finest silk from Soufli, Greece
- Hand stitched
- Limited Production
- Adjustable silk belt
- Model is 180cm/ 5'9"
BEHIND THE NAME
Leto is the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe the sister of Asteria. She is the mother of Apollo and Artemis. Zeus is the father of her twins, which Leto conceived after her hidden beauty accidentally caught the eye of Zeus.
Leto, after being seduced by Zeus, was then in search for a place where she could give birth to Apollo and Artemis, since Hera in her jealousy caused all lands to shun her. She eventually found an island that was not attached to the ocean floor, therefore it was not considered land and she could give birth. That was Delos island.
Delos island is one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List, citing it as the "exceptionally extensive and rich" archaeological site which "conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port".
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.