Support Local Wonders
We’ve assembled an ever-growing list of independent businesses in the earthquake zones that produce beauty and wellness products, regional delicacies, and pantry items. Let’s turn our solidarity into action by supporting our very own local wonders.
Zeytin Han Gaziantep
Spices (including the locally favored dried Turkish chili pepper), dairy products, tomato paste, Turkish coffee, pistachios, and sumac syrup are examples of traditional tastes produced in Gaziantep’s Zeytin Han. Also worth checking out is their all-natural soap section; we recommend trying out the sulfur or juniper soaps.
A prolific farmer from Adiyaman, Yusuf Gürbüz has long been committed to growing several types of fruits under the southeast sun, which he then turns into dried mulberries and dried figs. Gürbüz also sells various types of nuts, honey and hand-crafted sweets such as "pestil."
Diyarbakır locals Şehadet Çitil and her mother founded Hevsel Bahcesi in 2015. Since then, this women-led business has worked with and supported numerous other local female producers. We’ve shopped and loved their mung beans, lentils, sumac, chili peppers, tahini, sesame, and black cumin.