çöp(m)adam is a company that has a soul: we are not just selling products, we are doing something that is making a positive change in the world. Our mission is to create high quality fashion without the exploitation of workers and the environment that is too often present in our industry. We set-up our own manufacturing facilities in Ayvalık/Balıkesir and Diyarbakır (in cooperation with KA-MER) in Turkey to leverage the artisanal talent embedded within the Turkish culture and to provide opportunities for women in impoverished communities. We care for each and every one of the çöp(m)adams.They are the ones that put their skills and love into making the products. To make a çöp(m)adam bag, it takes from ½ to 5 days.
We are proud to pay fair and meaningful wages, (they are paid per item) not the minimum wages that dominate the industry, while offering our products at reasonable prices. We are proud to offer a clean and safe working environment and a job opportunity that lets mothers spend time with their families.
Every product that carries our logo has been designed with the input of our ladies. We are continually on the look-out for trends in the fields of fashion and the environment and are in constant dialogue with our customers in order to ascertain their needs, ideas and taste. We also ask our sponsors to look for new materials that may have potential for us. ın this way, our brainstorming sessions with our ladies, sponsors, customers and sale points usually generate all manner of good ideas that we then go on to examine with a critical eye. Only the very best ideas are then developed further.
“I made it … ”
As much as possible our products are hand-made from recycled materials, with an eye for design. This in itself makes for a pleasing combination that works well for the vast majority of our products. All of our products carry the unique trade-mark logo and a small note with the name of the lady who produces it. As a customer of çöp(m)adam, you can be sure that any product that carries our logo has been produced in an ethical way.