Destek Tekstil’s success story starts in 1978 from the fabric land of Istanbul “Sultanhamam”. Family continues their drapery profession in Istanbul after they move from Anatolia. While the family continued their drapery business Adnan Yelmen decided to change his path in 1995 and set up his own business for selling pocketing. This was his first step to a worldwide partnership. As soon as he started his pocketing business in Merter he started working with top denim manufacturers in Turkey. Yelmen explains his early years as “The service and the quick solutions we adapted in our business model has resulted in our company as being well known by top manufacturers and producing for worldwide companies. By supplying those companies we had the chance to follow up the changing trends, new qualities and designs. At the same time, we had the chance to develop our relationship with the worldwide brands we worked with.’’
With its current production capacity, Destek Tekstil produces pocketing for 30 million denim pants in a year which 85% of those pants are exported. Adnan Yelmen explains the research and development process as “Denim consist of different variety of components and according to their reaction they go through different chemical washing processes. That’s why we carry out our research and development processes together with the chemical suppliers and washing facilities. Turkey has high quality standards among its competitors and I believe it will continue to be the world’s number one denim manufacturing country in the following years.” In order to be persistent in the market Yelmen think that it is essential to create our own brands rather than manufacturing for foreign brands. Secondly he thinks that the industry needs to put more focus on sustainable articles and social responsibility projects. Being aware of all those aspects Destek Tekstil continues to develop its trust based, result-oriented relationship with its customers in order for our country to reach its desired target.