Turkish embroidery specialist Karen Brode is a family business founded in 2004. The company’s showroom is located in Istanbul. The business employs 45 people and reports $1.5 million in sales. The factory in Sakarya, on the Black Sea coast, produces over 3.6 million metres of embroidery per year. The integrated company manufactures its own yarns, meaning it can give clients both a wide variety of quality products and respond quickly to their needs. The company adheres to responsible manufacturing methods and is very careful about sourcing raw materials. The collections include several products made with recycled yarns.
Karen Brode uses the latest generation equipment, including three 20-yard Saurer Epoca 6 embroidery machines, one 20-yard Lässer MVD 71 embroidery machine, and 56 Casati Carlo yarn winding machines.
Karen Brode delivers quickly and is ready to work in partnership with clients to develop specific products. The in-house collections target a range of markets: lingerie and intimates, childrenswear, ready-to-wear, and household linens. The company is Oeko-Tex 100 certified.