Meet the founders

Meet the Founders of Knithub 24

Farah Govani

Farah is our resident machine knitting tutor and one of the founders of Knithub 24.  She has taught knitwear design skills to hundreds of students and hobbyists – both at beginner and more advanced levels.  Her knowledge, technical abilities, patience and friendly teaching style make her the perfect instructor for our classes!

“I love teaching people how to knit. The sense of achievement and joy that our students gain from our classes gives me a huge amount of professional and personal happiness.”

Farah graduated from Central Saint Martins in London.  She studied Textile Design, specialising in knit.  She currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts.

Farah has worked for fashion designers such as Avsh Alom Gur, Bora Aksu, Donna Karan and Mark Fast.  She has a long-established track record of delivering catwalk pieces for London Fashion Week.  Many of her pieces have been featured in the press. She has also designed for London’s theatre district and for several celebrities, including Paloma Faith on Channel 4’s Celebrity Juice.
founders of knithub 24

Asif Dhanani

Asif is founder of private equity firm, Abercorn Capital and one of the founders of Knithub 24. He is also co-founder of Abercorn Capital’s hotels division, Abercorn Investments.  In addition, he co-heads their Investment Committee. Asif serves as a senior advisor to the board of Miraas Hotels Group (EMEA Division).  He was previously advisor to the board and Head of Private Equity (Asia) for Matrix Group.

Asif has always had a passion for fabric and design, having worked in some of the finest menswear concessions in his student days.  Together with Farah, he co-founded a knitwear design house which specialises in the creation and production of luxury knitwear.  He also co-founded an online womenswear fashion label which brings catwalk styles to the high street.

Asif has combined his business acumen with his design skills to create a fashion management programme for Central Saint Martins (CSM).  He currently teaches fashion management to CSM students as a visiting lecturer.

Asif graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Land Management and Development from The University of Reading and holds an MBA specialising in Wealth Management from Manchester Business School.  He also holds an MSc in Global Governance & Ethics which he read at University College, London (UCL). One of his core modules was in the ethics of poverty focussing on the global garment trade.