1. About

OUR STORY

AnatolianCraft is a fashion brand of heritage and timeless elegance, committed to elevating women’s lives and caring for the Earth. Our jewel-like shoes are hand-made and hand-embroidered by real artisans, using organic, sustainable materials—slowly, stitch by stitch, with meticulous attention to quality and detail. Each pair is designed to elevate your style and add glamor to your everyday. Effortlessly and with ease. Each pair tells an embroidered story. Each collection is a tale of its own, whether it’s about the flora and fauna of the magical land we come from, or about women’s myths from the Seraglio. The truth is that it all began with one particular story—the story of a delightful pair of slippers that remained hidden in an antique chest for decades…

OUR PROMISE

We love weaving tradition into modern luxury. We believe style and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We know when women are empowered and productive, everybody wins. We are stewards of our planet for a better future for everyone; we also take care of our artisans and customers. We prefer slow to speedy, and sincere to superficial. In our opinion, remarkable things take time to create and are never cheap. We live to put people first, and go all out to transform our corner of the world by investing in good people, good materials, and good design.

OUR PROCESS

Each AnatolianCraft product is a delicate, handcrafted treasure custom-made for you. The soles, insoles, and lining of our slippers and mules are made of 100% genuine leather. The embroidered surfaces of our shoes and bags are made of velvet or authentic Kutnu—a natural, handwoven Anatolian fabric blend of cotton and pure silk. We source all of our materials locally and ethically, and we partner with the most talented local artisans. Our intricate process of handcrafting involves the work of at least three different experts specialized in a different stage of production. This process is long but necessary. It enables our products to have the level of quality and craftsmanship we are proud of as true advocates of slow fashion and conscious design. Because of their handmade and hand-embroidered nature, items may have variations or slight imperfections. With no two items fully identical, each product becomes a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. About 15 days after you place your order, we ship your custom-made AnatolianCraft masterpiece in its marvelous packaging, which is as unique as the gift in it.

OUR PEOPLE

AnatolianCraft is a women-owned, family-operated company with headquarters in Istanbul—the only city in the world straddling two continents, where an eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, colors, and scents delights you. A mystical place where Europe meets Asia, East meets West, and ancient and modern coexist. It is in this magical setting that we design high-end wearable art pieces for sophisticated, eco-conscious women across the globe by partnering with local women artisans who embroider and embellish our showstopping shoes and accessories.