By Rebeca Riofrio
Can you give a brief history on you and the brand and when you decided to become a designer?
I launched the Zeynep Kartal brand at the beginning of 2013, following more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry in a variety of areas including textile, design, production and marketing.
Ever since I can remember, designing and creating bespoke pieces has always been my passion. As a little girl growing up in Turkey, I loved to make dresses for my dolls. We used to make our own dolls from sticks and my friends would ask me to make clothes for their dolls too. At the age of ten, I attended the local sewing course with my older sister and aunties, and in my later years, I received a symbolic award for my attendance presented by the Ministry of Educat [...]
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