Alvida Klinge is the Founder and Creative Strategist of ARS TELA textile company, established and based in the Heart of Riga, Latvia. A woman-designer Alvida Klinge has been pioneering Latvian Contemporary Textile Design and Crafstmanship for more than 17 years, setting brave trends across Interior & Lifestyle and Accessory Textile field worldwide. Alvida Klinge is a passionate textile lover and an advocate of old and rich Latvian hand-weaving and craftsmanship traditions. She challenges and transforms Latvian ancient hand-weaving ornaments and unique Latvian patterns by adding to innovative luxurious natural yarns and threads from across the world, thus gaining revolutionary structures and visual identity textures in ARS TELA textiles in what today can be coined as a contemporary Latvian Interior and Accessory Textiles.
Alvida Klinge as a new generation designer visionary believes that sustainable Latvian Textile Design can be supported by a masterful interaction of many generations of hand-weavers, young Art Designers and other craftspeople, who pass their values and trade skills from one to another. ARS TELA is a modern management company who employs around 25 experienced craftspeople, frrom ages 18-84, for many providing an opportunity to hand-weave from various home locations in rural Latvian regions and surrounds.
Alvida Klinge has brought ARS TELA company, premium class niche textiles to and from around the world and with exceptional care, promotes and elaborates Latvian Design, Style with Quality Hand-crafts.