The women of Pomakohoria are choosy who they share their secrets with. When the founders of fashion label Zeus + Dione approached them to see if they would add their unique macramé finishing to fancy capes, they were suspicious. And rightly so. The idea of opening Greek luxury fashion house in the middle of the country’s economic meltdown seems like a ridiculous idea.
A year or so on, the 40 women who are employed by Zeus + Dione, for the specialist hand crafts that have been passed from mother to daughter for decades, are not complaining. They have never been busier, their unique skills now being used to embellish a fashion collection inspired by – and made in – Greece.
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