Taking photos means everything to me. It is simply my life. It is actually an interesting feeling to freeze a moment and fixate it. It seems to me that you extract a certain cut view from time and that everyone is watching it.
After completing my university studies in the United States, I returned to Turkey and made a very clear decision to create a business platform where I can be engaged in e-commerce.
There’s a recognised need for sustainability, especially if you’re a large business. We’re at a point where there’s nowhere to hide. You can’t make excuses like ‘It’s not within my control,’ or ‘I didn’t know about it.’ There’s an expectation for all businesses to own up to their responsibilities and they have to go beyond that.
Within the framework of basic art theories, I am a designer who interprets ready-to-wear with my own distinctive style every season and doesn’t fond of fashion very much. In this sector, I experienced my first breaking point in my career by winning the first place in the Koza Young Fashion Designers Competition held in 2012.
I studied my major at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Fashion Design Department at Izmir Dokuz Eylul University. Shortly after my graduation, I established my own company and started making theatrical costumes.
As you already know, we have entered into a new era where world politics and hence world trade are quite challenging, upsetting and turbulent compared to previous periods.
My story of meeting with the textile industry started with my father. He is one of the old weavers of Bursa. After many years of experiences in the Hanlar region in Bursa, the capital of textile at a very young age, Meltam Tekstil was founded in 1990.