Smart Creation, the podcast. Episode 55

#55 Mr Fatih Konukoglu CEO at ISKO and Vice President at SANKO Group

ISKO is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality denim fabrics for international fashion brands. Founded in 1983, the company is part of the Turkish conglomerate Sanko, owned by the Konokoğlu family and based in Gaziantep, eastern Turkey.

Recognizing the potential environmental impact of its activities, the Sanko group is committed to making sustainability a priority through multiple aspects aimed at producing quality fabrics while respecting the planet as much as possible.

Specializing in denim, ISKO has made significant progress in reducing its environmental impact, focusing on the use of sustainable raw materials, responsible water usage, and eco-friendly production methods. In addition to these efforts, the group has developed new products and technologies, including denim fabrics with enhanced performance properties and advanced digital design tools.

Fatih Konukoglu, CEO of ISKO and Vice President at SANKO Group, discusses in this new episode of Smart Creation the group’s commitment and the importance of combining technology, innovation, and sustainability.

“Denim is one of the most used products in the world. The denim world is very challenging and it is a little bit more fast forward thinking than other industries. Denim can achieve sustainable production much faster than any other textile area. ISKO is moving faster to achieve those goals.”

“We have a great team of engineers who work on our denim. It’s our job to get better results from recycled materials, and today we have a product that can be much better than what there is in the market today.”

“Every industry can be sustainable, you just need to be clever, and if cleverness has a cost, then being sustainable has a cost.”

“Transparency is very easy for Sanko because everything is traced, our customers can trace everything, because most of our textiles come from our recycled facilities.”

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