Tara Chapas, a hand weaver with more than 20 years experience, was first exposed to the craft by her great-grandmother. It was part of a family tradition passed on from the island of Evoia, Greece. Trained in textile design at Syracuse University, her professional experience began in San Francisco, where she managed a staff of weavers, designing and producing hand-crafted carpets on Swedish rug looms. Tara created the hand-woven private label for AM Collections, NYC. In her ten years at AM, she produced a full collection of signature hand-woven fabrics that are widely recognized and respected throughout the design trade.
In 2008, Chapas Textiles opened their studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Tara Chapas designs and produces bespoke fabrics by providing a unique platform for creative collaboration between interior designer and textile artisan. She has garnered an international following as her personalized service, high-quality cloth, and design remain unsurpassed.