THINK Global, Act Local
Turkey Textile Research Organization
Turkey Textile Research is an intermediary organization and creative space that conducts projects and research on textile history, sustainability, clothing waste and future possibilities. The organization’s main aim is to bring together manufacturers, professionals, and young generations in the textile industry to create awareness and a positive impact.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR PLANET
Our world is facing many problems. We are aware that our time is limited. While promoting the local, working in the field of sustainability, researching about the waste, the problem we want to help the most is the climate crisis. We are taking action, if you want to take action with us, you can join our community and take an active role.
Our impact is parallel to our way of thinking, not only locally, but globally. Every subject that we started to think about and examine has been designed in such a way that we can touch the textile industry from different languages and different parts of the world. It is aimed that our works should be inclusive enough to lead to collaborations within textile industry and with other sectors.
Our Mission and Vision
As TTRO, we aim to cooperate and produce with different disciplines, companies, communities, and individuals in the sector while transparently conducting our research. Thus, we undertake the task of being an umbrella institution. We aim to create a open space for creative production and solutions by bringing together those who produce information or products about textiles.
We want to bring together those who are already producing (whether a product or craft or knowledge) with those who want to learn, by establishing the right connections. But WHY? We believe that knowledge will increase as it is shared.
Of course, we believe in making the world a better place and leaving a healthy world to future generations. But we don’t believe we can do this alone. We BELIEVE in the change that cooperation and solidarity can bring.
While producing, researching, or even wondering, we need both a space and a teacher. We know the need for support and trust in creating this space. But HOW? By empathising and leveraging our experience.
TRADITIONAL TEXTILE AND METHODS
We value the techniques that have existed for centuries in the lands we live in and we care about their preservation and transmission to future generations using the latest technologies.
We approach the sustainability of fashion with a holistic perspective, our biggest goal is to contribute to the production of fashion in ethical and fair conditions and to enable change.
We realize the hazards of the excessive waste from each sector to the present and future of our world. We are working on alternative and innovative solutions by thinking about what we can do by focusing on textile industry.
Our Project Categories
We plan our projects to be established within TTAO under 3 areas. In this way, we combine different perspectives, past, and future. We support the locals, help protect the ecosystem.
Sustainable Development Goals
We produce projects covering the Sustainable Development Goals, which is a universal call to action that includes the goals aimed to be achieved by the member states of the United Nations by the end of 2030.
In our community, there are companies that have been in the industry for years, communities and municipalities working for the local benefit, manufacturers specialized in their fields, artisans who combine their creativity with their talents, and individuals who are open to learning and curious about how everything develops. By joining our community, you can meet us, take part in our projects or learn with the community.