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CALLISTA CRAFTS - BEYOND THE TOTE 950 Stitches, 356 Knots

Often, the dilemma of knowing precisely what you need from and want from a bag but not finding it leads to that spark of magic that ignites a business concept. Founded back in 2013 in Kifissia, Greece, by Eleni Agiostratiti and Vasiliki Sigalou, Callista Crafts is a female-founded lifestyle brand that creates distinctly designed, handcrafted leather bags and accessories. 

Made in their Athens atelier, Callista's bags are iconic, timeless, and one of a kind, each skillfully handmade using age-old crafts and techniques to incorporate Greek heritage.   Each leather Tote contains 950 hand stitches and 356 hand-tied knots. Today, a collective of more than 20 highly-skilled craftswomen are engaged in hand-stitching the iconic Greek leather cords and creating the distinctive macramé handles, preserving time-old leather crafting in a modern world. 

Ethically made products that are crafted to last beyond trends; Callista is a women-run business that strongly believes in giving back to their community and supporting organizations that share our values.

'We strive to source the highest quality leathers and raw materials from local Italian manufacturers that operate a reliable and transparent production chain. Each piece is then assembled and put together by hand in our Athens atelier, minimizing waste.'
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'We strive to source the highest quality leathers and raw materials from local Italian manufacturers that operate a reliable and transparent production chain. Each piece is then assembled and put together by hand in our Athens atelier, minimizing waste.'

The quality of manufacture and engineered design make a Callista bag a fashion staple, and with their 'Bespoke & Repair Service', your Callista handbag will be loved a lifetime.

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