Christiana Vardakou is a textile designer specialising in ethical, handmade textiles for interiors and fashion based in Athens, Greece.
After completing her studies in BA: Textile Design at UAL: Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, she went on a four months textile research trip in South East Asia to learn more about traditional textile techniques. You can read more about her adventures on her journal.
Her work combines her love for the modern and contemporary as well as traditional techniques.
While in university she specialised in Digital Printing. However, her love for nature, history and the handmade pushed her to look into the “Slow” movement while she was on her final year in university. Her work is now a combination of low environmental impact techniques: Digital printing, Natural Dyeing and Printing and Hand-Weaving.
For more information about her work, CV, collaborations, workshops, job opportunities, or any other inquiries, please feel free to contact us.
Christiana Vardakou is a brand of handcrafted textiles made with care. The homeware & loungewear collections share a story and celebrate slow processes, natural materials, aesthetics, the combination of the old and the new, the modern and the traditional.
Each piece is individually designed, handcrafted and can be fully customisable. We use organic fabrics and yarns that we hand dyed using natural dyes in our Athens studio. Due to the nature of our processes, all products are unique. Each one slightly different from the other, yet all equally beautiful and made with love. The collection aims to encourage sustainability and conscious consumption — going against fast fashion and the throw away culture.
Timeless products that are sustainable, ethical and unique — made for those mindful of the value of time and the environment.
Slowly Made. Long Lasting. Limited Waste. Endless Value. Unique Creations. Simple Design. Luxurious Pieces. Naturally Dyed.
The Christiana Vardakou brand has grown! I'm so happy to introduce to you the rest of the team. Two wonderful human beings have joined me!
Violetta Kotsi is our in-house pattern cutter and seamstress. She studied Fashion Design at PANSiK Fashion School. Matilda Pisante is our assistant designer and maker, and she's also in charge of our online store and the one who packs your orders! Matilda studied Costume Design at UAL: Wimbledon College of Art.