Şükrü Şankaya | Yeşim TekstilYesim Textile story begins in 1949, when one of the founders of Nergis Holding, the late Sukru Sankaya, arrived in Turkey from Greece for his schooling.

Believing his future lay in commerce, Sukru Sankaya began his working life as an apprentice in a textile workshop in the Covered Bazaar in Bursa, going on to start his own business a few years later, in 1952.

At around this time his nephew, Cavit Caglar, went to learn the trade at the textile centre of its day - Sultanhamam in Istanbul, where he learned the professional skills of the textile business from the prosperous merchants of the Jewish community.

In 1967, Sukru Sankaya formed a joint stock fabric trading company together with Cavit Caglar. The two partners came to a turning point in their business lives upon forming a new company in 1973, and a new period of accelerated growth and development was inaugurated with the establishment of Yesim Textile in 1983.

A Production Brand – Yesim Textile

Üretimde Marka | Yeşim TekstilYesim Textile employs some 2.700 people in its apparel and home textiles production carried out in a total of 325,000 square meters of which 144,000 is closed, 181,000 open. The company is based in Bursa in northwest Turkey, one of the most industrialized and culturally charged metropolitan centers in the country.

Yesim Textile has a daily production capacity of 50 tons of knitted products, 60 tons dyed, 100,000 meters of printed fabric, 150,000 pieces of garments and 100,000 pieces of home textiles. As well as being one of the four largest fully integrated yarn-to-finished-product facilities under one roof in the garment sector anywhere in the world, the company is also one of Turkey’s largest firms in terms of creating employment.

A production partner of the Nike brand since 2005, Yesim Textile also manufactures for internationally renowned brands such as Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Esprit, Calzedonia, Tchibo, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger and Mavi.

Apart from its main production facilities in Turkey, the company has subcontracted production companies in countries such as Moldova and Egypt as well as numerous such facilities manufacturing within Turkey.

Keeping its competitive edge in price, quality and capacity, Yesim Textile also cooperates with supplier firms with the express purpose of supplying ever superior service and products to its customers. Thus it partners with some of the most respected companies both domestically and internationally. Among the firms with which Yesim Textile collaborates in strategic cooperation is Karsu Textile, one of their yarn suppliers, and a company that Karsu represents in Turkey, the world renowned Australian fiber producer Lenzing.