Born in Istanbul, but a company of the world, DESA is a Turkish fashion brand with expertise in design
concept, offering an exceptional shopping environment for its customers.Founded in 1972 as a designer,
manufacturer, retailer and exporter of leather goods, the first DESA store was opened in Erenköy in 1973
since then the company has grown nationally and internationally.
The company’s small but articulate range of handbags has diversified over time into leather garments
footwear. The small design section and manufacturing unit of 15 artisans has developed into a full
design studio and three dedicated facilities specialized in tanning, leather goods manufacturing and
garments manufacturing encompassing more than 2,000 craftsmen.
In recent years, the company has maintained its manufacturing and craftsmanship heritage while at
time it has evolved into an international brand and a retail company with driven business model.
expanded consistently and now owns and operates 70 retail shops across Turkey, as well as more than
shop-in-shops located across the world.
The heritage of DESA lies in making and creating unique and tasteful leather products. Having a
design team that treats leather as if it was textile and creating an environment in which designers
collaborate with the craftsmen is the key to the success of DESA.
DESA’s operations include a tannery, two plants for production of leatherwear, handbags and
DESA’s innovative and integrated approach distinguishes it from others in the industry. It owns and
the entire production process from premium raw hide to finished product, utilizing its own tannery
production facilities. These integrated manufacturing facilities combine traditional handcrafted
with the newest technological advances, enabling DESA to produce the highest quality leather
products in the
most flexible, innovative and efficient way possible.
DESA is a public company trading in Istanbul Stock Exchange with “DESA” code since May 2004.
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