Turkish Footwear Manufacturers

It is obvious that the footwear industry is extremely dependent on the leather industry of Turkey. The Turkish leather industry, which has a history of 500 years, is becoming a leading center in the world leather industry. Turkey’s footwear industry has developed at a rapid pace due to modern manufacturing processes, the availability of major quality raw materials, skilled workers and high design capacity. Today the Turkish footwear industry has a strong position among exporters of high quality fashion goods. Leather is one of Turkey’s leading export sectors. The export figure of the leather sector (including footwear) for 2015 is expected to be about US$ 1.3 billion. In 2014, Turkish footwear manufacturer continued to record a good performance, shoe production reached more than 325 million pairs, including sneakers, boots, plastic shoes and slippers

Ragip Çevirgen, a board member of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD), said Turkish footwear manufacturers have done a good job of keeping up with current technologies in materials and machinery while, simultaneously, still using artisans’ handwork. And he noted that they do all this while keeping their prices lower than their European competitors, with a $40-$100 wholesale range.

Turkey’s footwear sector closely follows the latest trends in the fashion world. Turkish shoe companies prepare their own collections for every season according to fashion trends both in Turkey and the world. As an important footwear producer/exporter country, Turkey produces about 300 million pairs of shoes a year. At Mylo Trade, we help US buyers to connect with Turkish footwear manufacturers. To learn more about how to find Turkish footwear manufacturer, send us an email.