Summah is a dad and daughter duo independent company. Just like our consumers we care about our community, environment and the way our business is run. We want to create pieces for you that are going to last a lifetime, with a minimal impact. Each season we introduce new sustainable processes and work harder on supporting suppliers who are more efficient at minimizing environmental impact. Our pieces are inspired by nature and how to preserve and protect our eco system. All of products are made from natural fibers that have zero added chemicals. Oeko Tex fabric is fabric that has been certified free from hazardous chemicals and is therefore deemed safe. All of our towels are either OEKO TEX OR GOTS certified.
We started our journey in 2017 where we are moving closer to our goals of sustainability and ethically sourced pieces. For us the journey is a process, working towards something bigger. As a young business we continue to find new ways to adapt, to learn and find endless opportunities to be better.
A shared journey towards sustainability as a transparent open conversation with our suppliers, retailers, and most importantly, you our customers.
D E S I G N
We embrace slow fashion, releasing products only when we are 100% sure it is something we love and would have in our household for years to come. we are driven by the pursuit of an innate sense of style that defies age and time. We believe our customers will have a product they can continue to love in their existing cupboard and pass down through the generations. Pieces that are carefully created and curated. A century old craft of making the Turkish loom revived and recreating that craftmanship and artisanal trade.
M A N U F A C T U R I N G
When planning each collection we look at how we can minimise the negative impacts associated with manufacturing and ensure that all people involved are treated fairly and respectfully. Each factory has been visited and Kirst is hands on with each member of our production, we know them all personally – they are like family members to us. We are committed to assisting and motivating them to enrich the lives of those who work on our all of our pieces whether its our Turkish towels, our small run (end of the roll) stock hats and sunscreen bags or our fisherman net bags. We help revive the community and keep the tradition alive.
M A T E R I A L S + P R O D U C T I O N
For our Turkish towels, we have a selected few towels where we use GOTS cotton. Which is certified globally organic textile standards.
Most of our towels, throws and blankets are either 100% OEKO TEX Turkish cotton, or have a linen cotton blend. Our commitment to sustainability runs through every layer of our ethos as well as our textiles, packing and curation which marry luxury with sustainability. All of our sunscreen bags are made from reclaimed fabric, last of the roll or rolls that are repurposed and resold from bigger factories. We want ethical and sustainable multi functional pieces from start to finish. We work with a small Atelier / Atolye in Istanbul that is two floors below our office space. We have two workers who cut, sew and stitch our garments and pieces from reclaimed fabric.
P A C K A G I N G
WE HAVE RECENTLY PARTNERED UP WITH MIELIE MAILERS AND ALL ORDERS WILL BE DISPATCHED IN BIODEGRABLE – COMPOSTABLE MAILING BAGS. WE ARE SO PROUD TO HAVE A ZERO WASTE POLICY.