Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Kloth Studio was established in 2017 and has since become a highly esteemed designer + supplier of custom-tailored work fashions for leading lifestyle brands. Our wide-ranging client roster includes five-star restaurants, acclaimed international hotels and resorts, and many independently owned businesses that sought to elevate their professional image.
Kloth Studio is led by a diverse team of fashion & business minds, bringing decades of experience in design and distribution to each project we undertake.
Kloth Studio employs a team of hardworking professionals in North America and Asia in various capacities such as Merchandising, Production Management, IT Support, Finance, Sales Administration and logistic management. We pride ourselves on the quality of products and services we deliver to our clients.
Toronto born, McGill and Parsons School of Design educated Miriam Zittell honed her unique design, development and production skill in New York City. Miriam gained experience through increasingly demanding roles at J Crew, Helmut Lang and Theory. Her work (fortunately) required time on the ground in Europe and Los Angeles.
At Theory, Miriam served as Design Director, applying innovative technologies to contemporary and runway collections. Now Toronto based, Miriam is focusing her design entrepreneurial spirit to a unique retail concept, mellah.ca, while continuing to consult for select established and start-up labels.
Rafaan has been actively involved in his family-run garments manufacturing business for the last ten years. He brings substantial knowledge of this industry to the Kloth team. Having practical experience in the industry, Rafaan understands the entire life cycle of a Kloth product and what it entails, beginning from the early design phases to the end product.
Rafaan graduated from Kings College, London with a degree in Business Management. He has strong business acumen and a strong commitment to ensuring that the manufacturing of all products are done effectively, efficiently and continuously upholding the highest of standards.
Kristin Caskey is an associate professor of fashion design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Caskey designed in New York for Arlequin Paris and Perry Ellis America. She also was an associate designer for Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia, PA. Her design career includes extensive international work in France, Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and China.
Caskey’s studio work utilizes textile history and digital textile printing. Her work has been shown throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West United States. Caskey has received numerous NEA Artworks grants for her co-led project; mOb Studio, a community engaged-design project of VCUarts and Storefront for Community Design.
Maher is an internationally proven entrepreneur with a twenty-year history of developing landmark brands, experiences and destinations from the ground up.
Maher brings a unique blend of managerial leadership, financial acumen, and hands-on human resources experience to each of his endeavours. Simply put, he knows how things are supposed to be run. From strategy to day-to-day operations, Maher helps entrepreneurs realize their vision from the simple seeds of an idea.
Additionally, Maher serves as the President of OHS Global Inc., a boutique investment firm with a focus in the hospitality sector.
He is also the President of ICON Legacy Hospitality – one of Canada’s well respected full-service management companies. Since its founding in 2008, Maher has overseen the growth and success of critically acclaimed hotel and restaurant destinations including Weslodge, Byblos, Mira, Patria, Estia, and many more.
Abeed Azad began his career in the print distribution and logistics industry, serving various counties of Virginia, Maryland & DC. A dynamic entrepreneur, he was able to see success in this industry with his ability to effectively develop strong supply networks and strategically coordinate distribution networks with a high-performing team.
With a passion for the hospitality sector, Abeed has brought his professional strengths and experience to the Kloth Studio team. He is focused on overseeing the daily operations and committed to driving business performance for his team and clients.