Calik Holding is one of Turkey’s biggest corporate groups and it is presenting its home-textile brands at Heimtextil for the first time: Gappa is the name of the label and stands for gorgeous bed linen in very high-grade cotton-satin qualities. The historical roots of the international company, which nowadays encompasses the energy, construction, finance, telecommunications and mining sectors, can be traced back to the textile industry.
Today, Calik Holding is a global player, especially when it comes to denim production, and works together with the top ten denim labels in the USA, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Tunisia. In this connection, the company runs 320 weaving looms day and night the whole year round. No less ambitious are the group’s plans for the Gappa label. The home-textile business is also set for expansion. Hence, Önder Kantarci, Sales & Marketing Manager Home Division, is planning to re-launch the brand at Heimtextil 2016. The exhibition stand will be significantly bigger and give Gappa the chance to demonstrate its expertise in the home-textiles field. To date, Gappa has worked with big department stores and companies such as Ikea, Lidl and Carrefour. In this case, the designs are generally supplied by the customers.
However, this is something that is set to change in the future because the Gappa team is planning its own collections! It will be interesting to see what we can write about the friendly textile professionals from Turkey in this blog next year.
For the time being, you can find the Gappa team in Hall 9.0, B31