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“It's hope, and hope only, that keeps us afloat” ― Margaret Atwood 

Do you feel all aflutter when true love draws you in? Keep your head while turning theirs in your Penelope Caftan. Honouring tradition and the art of embroidery, this print has been designed in homage to Penelope, the clever Queen of Ithaca. In lush, warm twill silk for the season, this dress can be worn with or without the adjustable belt.

Your dress comes with a silk pouch for storage. 

Also available: Penelope Scarf


  • 100% Twill Silk
  • Adjustable silk belt
  • Handcrafted in Greece 
  • One size



Penelope Queen of Ithaca 

Penelope, one of Homer's immortal women, was the paragon of marital fidelity — a serious and industrious character, a devoted wife and mother. She was rich. She was beautiful. She had 108 suitors inside her house, asking her hand in marriage. 

Believing her husband would eventually return to her, she adeptly encouraged each man with hints and promises but chose no one, all the while, buying her husband time to find his way back to her.

Penelope is the perfect example of a woman's artfulness and intelligence. She would weave her plots as deftly as she would a garment.


Ethically made pieces offer the opportunity to invest in exceptional clothing that have been consciously crafted and last forever. 


All items in this collection are made-to-order resulting in extra luxurious, conscious pieces. Your uniquely made item will create less waste as well as lowering overall environmental impact and allowing for complete supply-chain transparency. Upon ordering, through a series of emails, you can follow your garment’s journey from silk screening in Soufli to hand-stitching in our Athens atelier to its arrival at your door. This process spans 3 weeks, with attention to detail and every care taken to create your special silk garment


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. 


  • Your silk product is carefully handcrafted for you with love. 

    Please take good care of it, so you can enjoy it forever! 

    100% Natural Finest Silk , Dry Clean Only, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Spin, Do Not Tumble Dry, Warm Iron Inside Out

  • Due to the nature of the made-to-order production FW2021 capsule collection, please be advised that the production time is 3 weeks, and delivery times can vary. 

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