İpeker is one of the leading companies in its field with its high quality and service philosophy that respects the environment and people by bringing its fashion steering ideas into action in weaving, dying and printing collections. Founded by Gaffarzade Mehmet Efendi at the end of 1800s, our company was named ‘İPEKER’ in 1930 and is being operated today by the synergy of 3rd and 4th generations.
İpeker started its operations in İstanbul. First İstanbul store was opened in Beyoğlu district of İstanbul.
Company moved on to export oriented work with improved quality management. Relations with Germany accelerated. Separate product groups apart from silk were formed. Export to London started. Transfer paper export to abroad started after the first transfer paper print was realized in Turkey for the first time in 1970. Transfer papers manufactured by İpeker were used by İpeker for its own transfer prints for the first time.
Many Many reputable European machinery manufacturers of today started their first business in Turkey in İpeker factory. First steps of new state of the art technologies and investments towards industrialism in textiles were taken in Ipeker factories. First trials of abrasion printings on synthetic fabrics were carried out in İpeker factories.
Continuous fining machine that adds silky qualities to the synthetic fabrics was first brought to Turkey by İpeker, which had an important role in the development of Turkish Textile in the field of synthetics.
Growth in Export as well as the relations with America accelerated and the first projectile shop assistants were imported from Sulzer Ruti, Switzerland.
The first new generation Stork CAD-CAM and the first Stork sample digital printing machine in this field was brought to İpeker in Turkey.
Ecologic fibrillated copper rayon CUPRO manufacturing started in Turkey for the first time by İpeker. İpeker accomplished obtaining the first OEKO-TEX 100 certificate in its field in the sector.
The period of commercial relations with Russia and opening up to new markets continued.
İpeker started exporting to the Far East with its own collections and established İpeker Asia Organizations.
Digital Printing Technology used for small yardages and sampling started to be used for serial manufacturing. Production of New Life recycling fabrics started with a Global Recycle Standard certification, first in İpeker in its sector.
Eco-digital printing started. First Dornier P1 weaving machine for the product groups in its field were installed at İpeker in Turkey.
İpeker established its liaison office in Como, İtaly. Great part of the factory machinery park was modified within the framework of renewal and expansion.
İpeker continued to invest in green solutions and focused on reducing carbon footprint actions in production.
Ipeker announces that its green operations will help saving 431,170 grown trees, with its full sustainability program. Ipeker is the winner of the most environmental friendly industrial plant award 2015.
- Uludağ Exporters Association 2015 Export Stars Gold Award
- Bursa Organized Industrial Zone- The Most Environmental Friendly Industrial Plant Award 2015
- Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Şahabettin Bilgisu Environmental Award 2015
İpeker announces that its green operations will help saving 540,313 grown trees, with its full sustainability program. Ipeker is the winner of the 2016 the Most Environmental Friendly Export Company.
- Uludag Exporters Association. 2016 Export Stars Gold Award Winner
- Turkish Exporter Star. The Most Creative Product Award Winner
- Turkish Exporters Assembly. 2016 The Most Environmental Friendly Export Company Winner
We proudly announce that İpeker is the first V-labeled fabric producer in the world. The European Vegetarian Union certifies that İpeker’s 146 different fabrics correspond to the guidelines of the European Vegetarian Label and categorized in the Vegan V-label.
Ipeker is the winer of Sustainable Business Award 2017.
Bursa Organized Industrial Zone - the most environmental friendly Industrial Plant award 2018
TAİDER Family Business Association – Polar Star: The Most Sustainable Family Business Corporation Award.
İpeker is the winner of Sustainable Business Award 2019.