Welcome to çöp(m)adam`s Official Website!
Read and find out who we are, what we do and where you can buy our products…
Questioning what is worth saving or not, Çöp(m)adam started as an experimental project in Ayvalık addressing the issues of women’s employment in Turkey and the importance of recycling/re-using. çöp(m)adam aims to utilize waste in a creative, aesthetically and unique way.
çöp(m)adam items are produced from the packaging that would be or has been thrown away, by women who have never previously earned a salary. All the products are one-of-a-kind and signed by its producer.
çöp(m)adam Project is realized in cooperation with Unilever Turkey.
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We would like to introduce you to Fatma Teyze – not her real name but a name she is fond of. Fatma Teyze is one of our exceptions to the rule that only women who have never previously worked for pay can work with us. She came, admittedly, with strong connections, a bit of insiders’ pull if you will, and with an infectious smile and laugh that got me on a bad hair day. Fatma Teyze did in fact work in Germany for many years but more on that soon enough. Read more…
In the middle of the summer, Melih, my wonderful business partner, said that some people from a shoe factory wanted to work with us. That sounded intriguing, but by now, we are used to such ‘wanting to work together’ comments that really don’t lead anywhere. So, when four boxes of leather scraps and samples arrived at our workshop a few weeks later, I was, to say the least, pleasantly surprised and very excited. Read more…