An authentic Greek success story, Athens based Callista Crafts produces luxury leather goods and accessories for women and men. It employs a total of 40 people, 25 of which in the workshop. There, they apply expert workmanship on the finest raw materials, with handcrafted details, while finishings add extra allure. Callista Crafts’ collections are currently sold in 50 prestigious boutiques and retailers worldwide. The brand operates a flagship boutique in Athens, two corners at ATTICA Departments stores as well as an e-commerce site and is expanding into ready-to-wear and home-wear.
THE VISION TO CREATE AN ELEGANT AND VERSATILE HANDBAG TO EMPOWER THE MODERN WOMAN HAS LED TO A SUCCESS STORY INSPIRED BY FEMININITY, SIMPLICITY AND NATURE, FOCUSING ON EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
Following the Greek economic crisis, Celia Sigalou and Eleni Konstantinidou co-founded Callista Crafts in 2013 with the determination to build a family-run brand that values artisan craftsmanship through modern design. Their goal was to create an enduring product that would be both adaptable and at the same time always true to its core values, producing ethical designs unaffected by seasonality and trends, encapsulating pure elegance and exceptional quality.
Handcrafted in the brand’s Athens atelier by a skilled team of women artisans exploring age-old, traditional techniques of fine craftsmanship, every Callista Crafts item reflects Greece’s rich cultural heritage. The finest leather is cut and put together by hand. The top handle is adorned by a leather cord, hand-knotted around its length, an art demanding attention to detail, special skills, and patience. Each piece is embellished with over three hours’ work of signature hand stitching and weaved details, a highly demanding procedure that requires impeccable expertise. Characterized by these details that add an air of eclectic uniqueness, any Callista bag instantly becomes an easily recognizable staple. Looking to the future, the brand aims to inspire both their community and customers to build new memories through a contemporary heritage.
Created by a wish to breathe new life into an iconic accessory – the Tote bag, the vision of the brand rapidly enveloped from distributing accessories to luxury boutiques in Greece to expanding internationally by collaborating with some of the most prestigious retailers, including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Bongenie Grieder. Created in Athens and found in 50 points of sale across the globe, Callista Crafts is an emerging brand that is quickly becoming a cult classic among insiders and celebrities.
Supported, engaged in every aspect of creation and, at the same time autonomous and empowered, the brand’s team members enjoy a new kind of corporate culture, female created and all-inclusive. Guidance and support for personal growth constantly encourages creative freedom and innovative thinking.
Respect, support, compassion. Callista acts as a community nurturing all relationships within the company and clients.
Innovation and Growth
Individual learning and growth are highly supported in an environment where team members feel safe to take risks.
Striving for Excellence
Using only the finest materials and striving for the best is something that influences the brand’s entire culture.
Supporting one another, standing up for the community and being part of the team. Callista Crafts stands by social matters that matter.
Gradual growth has ensured both transparency, as well as ethical and sustainable production.