HAREM LONDON

Clothing and lifestyle accessories inspired by cross-cultural influences and Turkish heritage

HAREM LONDON

Clothing and lifestyle accessories inspired by cross-cultural influences and Turkish heritage

The Brand Bio

Founders:
Duygu and Begum Ozturk
Established:
2015
Headquarters:
London, UK
Country of Manufacture:
Turkey

Founded by sisters Duygu D. Ozturk and Begum N. Ozturk, Harem London reflects their strong appreciation for their Turkish heritage and for the city they now live in, London. The brand is a testimony to their cross-cultural upbringing, and combines the ancient tradition of the Turkish bath with modern artisan designs, taking inspiration from the past, and embellishing it to capture a new generation.

Their first and now signature product, the "Pestamal" or hammam towel, lies at the core of the brand. Made from pure organic cotton from the fields of Anatolia, the sisters have fine tuned this traditional Turkish bath fabric and adapted it beyond the lifestyle arena to create beachwear and ready to wear collections.

Following the success of their signature product and the accompanying bathrobes, the sisters were soon being approached by leading hotels, spas, and private clubs. 2018 sees their first ready to wear collection.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Harem London's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free
No animal testing: prohibits the testing of products or ingredients on animals
No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain
Does not use feathers or down obtained from the live plucking of birds
Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials
Uses organic materials in its production

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Sources up to 50% of its raw materials and labour from local, independent suppliers
Outsources the rest of its manufacturing in Turkey
Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
The brand's towel and bathrobes are all produced by local Turkish family businesses

Fur-free

Does not, and has never, used any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
Committed to and has policies/standards in place to ensure responsible labour practices and conditions (e.g. Code of Conduct)
Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate

Ensures safe working conditions for all employees

Traceable Supply and Manufacturing Chain
Has policies and systems in place to maintain knowledge of and manage relationships within its supply chains
Fair Trade Practices
Conducts audits of its suppliers to ensure compliance with international labour standards
Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees ad subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage

No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour

Product Safety Assurance
Products are PVC-free
 

Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted by Brand’s partner artisans or manufacturers
The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Harem London

The Brand Bio

Founders:
Duygu and Begum Ozturk
Established:
2015
Headquarters:
London, UK
Country of Manufacture:
Turkey

Founded by sisters Duygu D. Ozturk and Begum N. Ozturk, Harem London reflects their strong appreciation for their Turkish heritage and for the city they now live in, London. The brand is a testimony to their cross-cultural upbringing, and combines the ancient tradition of the Turkish bath with modern artisan designs, taking inspiration from the past, and embellishing it to capture a new generation.

Their first and now signature product, the "Pestamal" or hammam towel, lies at the core of the brand. Made from pure organic cotton from the fields of Anatolia, the sisters have fine tuned this traditional Turkish bath fabric and adapted it beyond the lifestyle arena to create beachwear and ready to wear collections.

Following the success of their signature product and the accompanying bathrobes, the sisters were soon being approached by leading hotels, spas, and private clubs. 2018 sees their first ready to wear collection.

Ethics and Aesthetics
Highlights from Harem London's environmental, social, and personal commitments

Environmental Commitments

Animal-friendly, Cruelty-free
No animal testing: prohibits the testing of products or ingredients on animals
No endangered species: does not use materials or substances from species listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Angora-free: does not use angora in its supply chain

Does not use feathers or down obtained from the live plucking of birds

Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials

Uses organic materials in its production

Ethical and Sustainable Production / Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Production Processes
Sources up to 50% of its raw materials and labour from local, independent suppliers
Outsources the rest of its manufacturing in Turkey
Manufactures its collections and products in limited quantities, avoiding mass production
The brand's towel and bathrobes are all produced by local Turkish family businesses

Fur-free

Does not, and has never, used any and all types of animal fur in its collections or any products

Personal and Social Commitments

Good Corporate Governance
Fair pay: All employees and subcontractors are paid the local minimum and/or living wage
Committed to and has policies/standards in place to ensure responsible labour practices and conditions (e.g. Code of Conduct)
Equal employment: ensures its hiring and employment practices do not, in any way, discriminate

Ensures safe working conditions for all employees

Traceable Supply and Manufacturing Chain

Has policies and systems in place to maintain knowledge of and manage relationships within its supply chains

Fair Trade Practices

Conducts audits of its suppliers to ensure compliance with international labour standards
Suppliers pay fairly: ensures that its suppliers pay employees ad subcontractors the local minimum and/or living wage

No child or forced labour: supplier/s have policies in place preventing any child and/or forced labour

Product Safety Assurance
Products are PVC-free
 

Handcrafted, Artisanal

Products are handcrafted by Brand’s partner artisans or manufacturers
The State of the Art
Take a peek into the world of Harem London

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Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.


Shop Confidently

Look good and do good. A portion of your next purchase will be contributed to your chosen cause.

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