MIZAR AND ALCOR
Mizar & Alcor was founded in the summer of 2016 on Turkey's Turquoise Coast to represent the union of East and West as well as the integration of tradition into modern life.
Their vision is to embrace forgotten skills from artisanal tradition, combining them with contemporary design inspired by the Mediterranean and African cultures.
Mizar & Alcor works hand in hand with local artisans who remain faithful to a time-honoured process. The collection combines elegance and functionality with ethical production to support local economies as a welcome change to mass-production. It praises the beauty of the unique and the long story of handmade items.
Our artisan partners of textiles are engaged in weaving since five generations. Their main goal is to restore the rich potential of Anatolia and to further improve.
The whole process of collecting the locally sourced fine cotton & linen fibers, boiling, rolling, hand-weaving and tying the tassels is distributed to the family members to maintain their heritage and to transfer this incredibly valuable tradition to the further generations.
''I followed the school only until 7th grade, as work and education didn't go well together those days. Instead I used to help my father and my elder brothers at the weaving. Playing with the wheel of the loom was my favourite play as a child. My father made me love this craft that I have been passionate about and I have devoted myself to it since I weaved my first piece of textile at the age of 14.'' - Ali