Fashion in Turkey: Snapshot of a Powerhouse

SIGNIFICANCE OF TURKEY

As the fashion industry continues to globalize, Turkey has proven itself to be well-positioned to play a leading role. The country has the resources and the talent and rightfully has been a major powerhouse for global fashion.

The importance of fashion in Turkey is growing due to a number of factors. The country has a strong textile and apparel industry, a skilled workforce, and a growing number of talented designers. Turkey is also a strategic location, with easy access to Europe and Asia.

We identified Turkey’s significance since it is a great bridge between Europe and Asia. It is a great alternative for people who want to produce garments closer to their homes, and not halfway across the world. The customs and logistics are smooth, and the language barrier is less prominent compared to its other Asian counterparts. 

One of the other great things about Turkish garment manufacturers is their versatility. Manufacturers and factories in Turkey are capable of doing small to bigger quantities. With the Turkish market, we can find great and reliable factories along the spectrum of high to low MOQs to cater to your every need. 

Turkey has the ATR agreement, which allows Deepwear’s partners (suppliers and factories) to draw out items from customs with low taxation. All of the suppliers and factories we work with are certified (i.e. BCI – Better Cotton Initiative).

All of these factors make Turkey an unmissable alternative for fashion production. But the lack of the right markets, right suppliers and the understanding of how the industry works there has made many people a little hesitant to move away from their conventional options towards Turkey. If you want to explore options in terms of Fashion production in Turkey, click here.

The beauty of Turkey and one of our partner factories.

FAMOUS FABRICS IN TURKEY

Turkish fabrics are prized for their quality, beauty, and versatility. They are used to create a wide variety of garments and accessories, from traditional Turkish clothing to high-fashion designs. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Turkish fabrics outside of Turkey. This is due in part to the increasing popularity of the Turkish fashion industry, as well as the growing awareness of the quality and craftsmanship of Turkish textiles. If you are looking for luxurious and stylish fabric, Turkish fabrics are a great option, and we can help you source them.

COTTON

There are so many great qualities of Turkish cotton that make it one of the luxurious yet affordable options out there. One of the most peculiar things about Turkish cotton is the fact that it has a long staple length, which makes it strong and durable. Turkish cotton is also highly absorbent, making it ideal for use in towels, bed linens, and other textiles. It is also relatively inexpensive, Provided you know how to find and interact with the right Turkish Cotton suppliers. The Deepwear office in Turkey has a great understanding of the ins and outs of the Cotton industry there, and we can help you source the best Turkish cotton that suits all your needs.

DENIM

Turkey is a major producer of denim, and its denim industry is renowned for its high quality and innovative designs. The country has a long history of textile production, dating back to the Ottoman Empire. In the early 20th century, Turkey began to specialize in denim production, and its denim industry has since grown to become one of the largest in the world. 

Turkish denim is known for its soft, comfortable feel and its ability to hold its shape. It is also known for its vibrant colors and stylish designs. Turkish denim is used by some of the world’s leading fashion brands, including Levi’s, Diesel, and Tommy Hilfiger.

There are many cities in Turkey where you can find Turkish denim. Some of the most popular cities for denim shopping include Istanbul, Izmir, Gaziantep, and the Bursa textile market. Our office in Istanbul is the best focal point to access all these locations and to help you find the perfect options when it comes to Denim production in Turkey.

Deepwear Turkey team and some denim garments that can be produced.

WOVEN DRESSES IN TURKEY

Turkey produces a wide range of woven fabrics, catering to various industries and garment types making it a renowned fabric destination. The country’s textile industry is highly diverse and adaptable, offering a wide range of options to meet different market needs and customer preferences.

Some of the commonly produced woven fabrics in Turkey include:

Cotton Woven Fabrics: Cotton is a popular choice for woven fabrics due to its breathability, comfort, and versatility. Turkey produces various cotton woven fabrics, including plain weaves, twills, poplins, chambrays, and denim.

Silk Woven Fabrics: Silk, known for its luxurious feel and lustrous appearance, is also produced in Turkey. Silk woven fabrics can range from lightweight and delicate options like chiffon and georgette to heavier options like silk dupioni and silk taffeta.

Wool Woven Fabrics: Turkey has a long history of wool production and woolen woven fabrics. These include wool suiting fabrics, tweeds, flannels, and wool blends.

Linen Woven Fabrics: Linen, a natural fiber derived from the flax plant, is used to produce woven fabrics known for their coolness and breathability.

Synthetic Woven Fabrics: Turkey also produces woven fabrics using synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and viscose. These fabrics offer durability, wrinkle resistance, and various performance properties, making them suitable for sportswear, outerwear, and other applications.

Blended Woven Fabrics: Blends of different fibers are commonly produced in Turkey to combine the properties of multiple fibers. For example, cotton-polyester blends, wool-acrylic blends, and silk-cotton blends are widely manufactured.

Specialized Woven Fabrics: Turkey’s textile industry is known for its innovation and ability to produce specialized woven fabrics. This includes technical fabrics like water-resistant fabrics, fire-resistant fabrics, UV-protective fabrics, and fabrics with unique finishes or textures.

Deepwear’s extensive factory network can connect you to the leading providers of woven fabrics in Istanbul, while our key factory partners in major fabric cities such as Bursa, Adana, Denizli, Kahramanmaraş, İzmir, Gaziantep, Tekirdağ, Kayseri, and Uşak ensure access to a diverse selection.

The versatility of woven fabrics allows for the creation of anything from simple garments to technical designs, high-fashion, and even exquisite evening wear. These possibilities make Turkey an ideal destination for dresses and all types of woven garments. Whether you own a brand or aspire to start one, allow us to guide you through the world of Turkish woven fabrics, beginning here.

KNITWEAR

Turkish knitwear is often more affordable than knitwear from other countries. This is due to a number of factors, including the low cost of labor in Turkey and the government’s support for the textile industry. They are known for its innovative and contemporary designs, and also extremely skilled labor who specialize in niche designs and patterns. This means that there is something for everyone, regardless of the brand’s personal style.

MEET ONE OF OUR FACTORIES!

One of our trusted associations is this factory in Bursa. With more than 30 years of experience, they specialize in end to end production right from the production of yarn to the final stage. They have inhouse printing and embroidery machines, which leave room for additional customizations. The factory has a single owner, and a team of 70 members in the office and 130 workers in the production line up. With such a line up, they provide everything from Weaving, Knitting, Printing, Dyeing, Fabric research and even CAD assistance. With an MOQ of 300 pieces, this factory has one of the most optimum conditions for great production. They also deal with a lot of reputable international brands as a testament to their credibility. When we first visited this factory to check if the ground conditions and quality are up to Deepwear standards or not, we were quite happy with them, and so have all the brands whom we recommended them to. To know more about them, click here

 

Woven dress factory

WHY DEEPWEAR FOR TURKEY?

Do you know the number of garment and textile manufacturers in Turkey? At least 50,000! With these many diverse options, come just as many confusions on which factory to choose. As we always say, never trust the face value of a factory. They might have a beautiful website, inspiring pictures, great promises, but it is still indispensable to verify everything with your own trusted eyes. It is crucial especially in such a huge market to navigate and filter the right factories and avoid unreliable ones. It is important to have someone you trust on the ground, to ensure everything is happening exactly according to plan. It might not be practical for you to fly to Turkey for every stage of your production, but you can rely on us. We are stationed there, which means we can take more regular follow ups, we can give you honest feedback on the samples, to ensure the right changes are made before final production. We negotiate, supervise and advice the factory, representing your brand. To explore production and fashion in Turkey, Contact us now

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