Tapping into fashion’s renewed appreciation for tradition and craftsmanship, Sanayi 313’s designs have captured our attention. Recently launched at Farfetch, these artfully adorned artisanal slippers combine luxury and comfort, and align with the aesthetic and ethos we upheld at CoutureLab.
The company, based in Turkey, is much more than a brand or label. Conceived by brothers Enis and Amir Karavil, Sanayi 313 is a concept boutique that offers customers a highly curated selection of interior furnishings, fashion and food.
Located in Istanbul’s post-industrial Maslak Ataturk Oto Sanayi district, the luxury lifestyle store not only showcases bespoke furniture, modern objets d’art and high-end fashion and accessories, but also serves as a space to inspire and connect like-minded creatives, as well as housing the Sanayi 313 design studio.
The studio is where co-founder and shoe designer Serena Uziyel, a Parsons School of Design graduate who honed her skills in Italy before moving back to Istanbul, creates the handcrafted footwear that has become the Sanayi 313 signature.
Inspired by Moroccan babouche slippers, the handmade shoes are crafted from canvas and raffia, and feature elements of traditional Ottoman weaving, a skill that is slowly becoming obsolete in Turkey. Each opulently colored pair is also embellished with fun details such as pompoms, straw or fringing, that itself takes artisans in India, Italy and Turkey up to 18 hours to complete.
These strictly flat-heeled designs, which quickly went from local favorites to internationally sought after must-haves, are a great way to showcase your affinity for global craftsmanship and distinctly gypset style.
Shop Sanayi 313 at Farfetch here.