Ark of Crafts

Istanbul, 
Turkey
http://www.loom.ist/
  • Booth: 1169A

Ark of Crafts is a socially responsible business committed to bridging rich Turkish artisanal traditions with modern living. We are long term partners with women-led businesses, community cooperatives and we conduct our business following principles of fair trade. 

Brands: LOOM


 Products

  • Ark of Crafts Sile Bohemia Caftan
    We love the effortlessly chic look of Sile Bohemia Caftan for day and night. It is a summer dress, a beach pool cover-up, an elegant shift for lounging and dinner with accessories. Hand-loomed by Sile Women's Community Center from 100% organic cotton....

  • A timeless elegance worn by women worldwide for centuries. Caftan gained popularity throughout the Ottoman Empire, which became a symbol of status and wealth. In the 1960s the flowing garment became a must-have in the fashion world by Yves Saint Laurent.  Still, than caftan symbolize the comfortable, easy lifestyle for everyone, every day.

    We love the effortlessly chic look of Sile Bohemia Caftan for day and night. It is a summer dress, a beach pool cover-up, an elegant shift for lounging and dinner with accessories. 

    It is tailored from soft, gauzy Sile Cotton; hand-loomed by Sile Women's Community Center from 100% organic cotton, washed it in the saline water of the Black Sea and spread out to dry on the quartz sands, following 150 years of tradition.

  • Ark of Crafts Sile Slip Dress
    Effortless, flowy and feminine silhouette. Leisurewear or sundress the Sile Slip is your favorite. Hand-loomed by Sile Women's Community Center from 100% organic cotton. One size fits most....

  • Effortless, flowy and feminine silhouette. Leisurewear or sundress the Sile Slip is your favorite. Hand-loomed by Sile Women's Community Center from 100% organic cotton

    Honoring the 150 years of tradition  ‘Sile Cotton’ perfectly matches our resort wear collection with its unique qualities. Sile cotton takes its name from Sile, a small seaside village north of Istanbul, Turkey. The Sile Women's Community center hand-looms the cloth and processes it following a 150-year-old tradition. The cloth is then made into clothing using traditional hand-sewing techniques.

    Sile fabric is:

    ·      Hand loomed from 100% organic twisted curly cotton

    ·      Washed in the saline water of the Black Sea

    ·      Spread out to dry on the quartz sands of Sile beach

    This natural process gives the fabric durability and a uniquely soft texture. The gauzy Sile cotton breathes, touches the skin lightly, and is naturally hygienic. It makes you feel good!

  • Ark of Crafts Sile Beach Robe
    Wear it in endless ways; a stylish beach pool cover-up, a duster over leggings, a comfortable robe at home or layering piece after yoga. Hand-loomed by Sile Women's Community Center from 100% organic cotton. One size fits most.<br />...

  • Wear it in endless ways; a stylish beach pool cover-up, a duster over leggings, a comfortable robe at home or layering piece after yoga. One size fits most.

    Honoring the 150 years of tradition  ‘Sile Cotton’ perfectly matches our resort wear collection with its unique qualities. Sile cotton takes its name from Sile, a small seaside village north of Istanbul, Turkey. The Sile Women's Community center hand-looms the cloth and processes it following a 150-year-old tradition. The cloth is then made into clothing using traditional hand-sewing techniques.

    Sile fabric is:

    ·      Hand loomed from 100% organic twisted curly cotton

    ·      Washed in the saline water of the Black Sea

    ·      Spread out to dry on the quartz sands of Sile beach

    This natural process gives the fabric durability and a uniquely soft texture. The gauzy Sile cotton breathes, touches the skin lightly, and is naturally hygienic. It makes you feel good!

  • Ark of Crafts Cunda Poncho
    The chic poncho is an elegant cover-up for beach and pool, a stylish dress for summer nights, a comfortable poncho over jeans. 100% hand-loomed Turkish cotton.<br />...

  • The chic poncho is an elegant cover-up for beach and pool, a stylish dress for summer nights, a comfortable poncho over jeans

    100% hand-loomed Turkish cotton

  • Ark of Crafts Pamukkale Towel Set
    Soft as a terry towel, light as a Turkish towel, the diamond patterned towel set is ideal for spa, pool, and bathrooms. It is hand-loomed and finished with hand-tied fringe from %100 Turkish cotton...

  • Soft as a terry towel, light as a Turkish towel, the diamond patterned towel set is ideal for spa, pool, beach, and bathrooms. It is ethically produced with the age-old technique used in the tradition of processing, refining, and looming from the high-quality Turkish cotton by small family weavers and finished with hand-tied fringe by low-income women in Denizli, the world renown textile region of Turkey. The collection has a bath towel, hand towel and wash towel. %100 Turkish cotton
  • Ark of Crafts Herringbone Throw/ Blanket
    Soft and warm to get cozy for chilly evenings. The lightweight blanket lies beautifully on any sofa, bed or porch year-around. The herringbone weave is edged with handmade fringe....

  • Soft and warm to get cozy for chilly evenings. The lightweight blanket lies beautifully on any sofa, bed or porch year-around. The herringbone weave is edged with handmade fringe.

    200x250cm / 80x100 inch

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