Alia Kate

photo of Alia Kate Position(s): Owner; Kantara
Location: New York, New York

Kantara (2007-08)

I am the owner and founder of Kantara, a fair trade design company but that’s just the beginning – I am also committed to education, international development, and jumping head-first into start up ventures. I have an entrepreneurial mind, a creative spirit, and a penchant to make connections happen both in personal and professional life, which I have found to be oftentimes organically intertwined.

My career has been untraditional, but then again that’s the entrepreneurial effect — or maybe the Oberlin effect; I work in everything from design, to small business development, to international relations on a micro level, to education, and curriculum development, to curation and exhibition design, all as it relates to Moroccan carpets.