Feyza Özay Ekşi knew how important handicrafts and traditional arts are, especially in Europe, but realized that traditional Turkish handicrafts from the Anatolian cities were in danger of being forgotten. She believed that blending the works of the masters with a modern design would create value and founded Decoristan in 2014.
By 2016, Feyza was ready to expand her business and obtained the WEConnect International certification.
“Foremost, WEConnect International supports my self-improvement and provides me a network to show and express my work,” Feyza says. “Professionally, it has provided me the opportunity to work with important companies in the sector.”
Decoristan Hediyelik met with MP Hotels in 2019 during the WEConnect International Annual Conference in Turkey. Towards the end of the year, they were already supplying tea and coffee sets to the Malta MP Hotel. Decoristan also met with BKM, one of the most renowned financial companies in Turkey, who began purchasing Decoristan designs for their corporate and employee gifts. Decoristan was also able to partner with JW Marriott Ankara for souvenirs and coffee sets.
According to Ms. Ekşi, “We produce designs from traditional crafts with a modern interpretation; we also customize our designs based on our customer preferences. I believe that, in addition to our high design standards, providing customized solutions for our customers and offering the right product within the right timing are the main reasons why our business stands out. We are proud to contribute to increase the perception that women are good entrepreneurs.”