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Strom, Istanbul, Turkey, established 1994

Employees: 1.300 people

Average wage: Above the Turkish average

Work hours: 9 hours/day

Breaks: 1 hr. and 15 min. / day

Activities: Supporting universities and schools focusing on clothing, music and disabled people. Give student scholarships. Active in animal support and blood donations.

Environmental steps: Donating saplings on behalf of employees for their birthday. Investing in environmentally friendly machines, recycling bins, and donating fabric scraps to artists for upcycling.

Last visit: December 2022

Strom started as a denim laundry in 1994 and has grown into one of Turkey's most innovative and versatile denim laundries. Since then, Strom has become a diversified textile business and has maintained its generational heritage—today, the company is run by the founder's son Inanc. He respectfully continues his dad's heritage of giving ownership to the people in the production and the family-style way of doing business but with his own touch, creating partnerships that reach a broader society, like working with schools and universities to inspire and educate the next generation of textile engineers. To Inanc, a defining factor of a successful business is its ability to sustain its employees and their families and sustain itself from generation to generation.

Meet Semra

What do you do?
I'm ironing to prepare back pockets and other items for sewing.

As a specialist, what's important to you?
It's important to me to deliver well-prepared items on time.

Why do you love your job?
As a woman, it's simply nice to work. And I really like it here.

Meet Sedat

What do you do? 
I attach waistbands to trousers.

As a specialist, what's important to you?
Being able to give and get feedback.

Why do you love your job?
It makes my proud to see someone wear a pair of trousers I helped create. And I like it here because it's neat and clean, and there's plenty of opportunities.

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